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Speakers: Laurence Lieberman

Laurence Lieberman

Laurence Lieberman
(April 6-7, 2006)

Richard J. Calhoun Reader

"I have seldom read poetry with such a wide, vital range as Mr. Lieberman's. His voice is unmistakable, whether he writes of synagogues, the packed guilt and dread of slave trafficking, scuba diving or the Caribbean politics. Raw and subtle he is, and first-rate at all levels."
—James Dickey

Laurence Lieberman is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, most recently Carib’s Leap: New and Selected Poems (Peepal Tree Press, 2005), and three books of criticism, including Beyond the Muse of Memory: Essays on Contempory Poetry (University of Missouri Press, 1995). He is a emeritus professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has served as a poetry editor at the University of Illinois Press since 1971.

MAIN EVENT:
Reading at Vickery Hall, Thursday, April 6 from 7:30-9:00 PM (free)

OPTIONAL EVENTS:
Lunch at Pixie and Bill’s, Thursday, April 6 from 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Poetry Discussion and Q&A at Daniel Hall, room 313, Thursday, April 6 from 3:30-5:00 PM (free)
Lunch at Keith Street, Friday, April 7, 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Flight from the Mother Stone cover image

The Regatta in the Skies cover image

Beyond the Muse of Memory cover image