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Poet Robert Pinsky to speak at James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture

Posted: February 8, 2013

APU's Center for Research on Ethics and Values and Department of English welcome former U.S. Poet Laureate, essayist, and teacher Robert Pinsky to this year's James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture, taking place Tuesday, March 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Upper Turner Campus Center (UTCC).

This lecture series showcases writers who imaginatively explore the world in which we live through their creative use of language and literary forms, whether in poetry or prose.

Robert Pinsky is the author of several award-winning poetry compilations, as well as the best-selling translation of The Inferno of Dante (1994).  He served as the United States Poet Laureate from 1997-2000, during which he created and developed the Favorite Poem Project, which showcases Americans reading and speaking about poems they love.  He currently teaches and Boston University and is the poetry editor for the online magazine Slate.

The lecture is free and open to the APU community and the public. For more information, contact Mark Eaton at (626) 815-2075 or meaton@apu.edu">meaton@apu.edu