Poet Rae Armantrout to present reading at Rowan University

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Poet Rae Armantrout will read from her works during an appearance at Rowan University on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall, located in Rowan's Wilson Hall.

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Poet Rae Armantrout will read from her works during an appearance at Rowan University on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall, located in Rowan's Wilson Hall.

The reading, which is part of the University's Robert Norton Poetry Series, is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the reading.

The author of 10 books of poetry, Armantrout teaches at the University of California, San Diego. In addition to Next Life, her new volume of poetry, she also contributed to The Grand Piano: An Experiment In Collective Autobiography, the first volume of which was published this year.

Work on The Grand Piano, which features the writings of 10 poets, began in 1998.

Armantrout's books include: Up to Speed (2004) and Veil: New and Selected Poems (2001), both of which were finalists for the PEN USA Award in Poetry; The Pretext (2001); Made to Seem (1995); and The Invention of Hunger (1979).

Armantrout was part of the first generation of "Language poets" in San Francisco in the 1980s. Her literary and professional papers are housed in a special collection at Stanford University.

For information on her appearance or on Rowan's Robert Norton Poetry Series, contact Bill Freind at freind@rowan.edu or 856-356-4000, ext. 3489.

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