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POETRY Presents: Ron Silliman
Friday, May 4, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
The author or editor of more than 30 books, including, most recently, Wharf Hypothesis, Ron Silliman is an influential contemporary poet and blogger whose work has been translated into a dozen languages. A recipient of the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine, a Pew Fellowship, and two literary fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, he is a 2012 Kelly Writers House Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He will read from poems that span his career. A reception will follow the reading.
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The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative partnerships, prizes, and programs. Opened to the public in June 2011, the Poetry Foundation building in Chicago provides new space for the Foundation’s extensive roster of public programs and events. It also houses a public garden, a library, and an exhibition gallery, as well as the offices of the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine. For more information, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org.