Strand to deliver 2004 Nuveen Lecture, Nov. 4
This year's John Nuveen Lecture, entitled "Man and Camel," will be given by Mark Strand, the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought at the University of Chicago. A former Poet Laureate of the United States, Professor Strand has won numerous grants and awards, including the Bobbitt, Bollingen, and Wallace Stevens poetry prizes, a MacArthur fellowship, and Ingram Merrill, Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and NEA grants. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Blizzard of One, which was published in 1999. His eight other volumes of poetry include Reasons for Moving, The Monument, The Continuous Life, and Dark Harbor. He has also published a collection of stories, numerous translations, and several anthologies, and has written extensively on contemporary art, including a book on the painter Edward Hopper.
Strand will deliver the Nuveen Lecture on Thursday, November 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Swift Lecture Hall (1025 East 58th Street). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or special needs assistance, please contact Jenny Quijano Sax at email@example.com or 773-702-8230.
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Allen Grossman to Lecture at “Poem Present,” Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Immediately following the Nuveen Lecture, at 5:30 p.m. in Classics 10, Sherry Memorial Visiting Poet Allen Grossman will deliver a lecture for “Poem Present” entitled "On Communicative Difficulty in General and ‘Difficult' Poetry in Particular: The example of Hart Crane's ‘The Broken Tower.'” Grossman, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, is a world-renowned, award-winning poet, whose most recent works include How to Do Things with Tears and Sweet Youth. For more information on this event, go to http://poempresent.uchicago.edu/index.shtml#, or contact Julia Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-834-8524.