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U.S. Poet Laureate to Speak at Georgetown

November 3, 2011

  • Philip Levine, Poet Laureate of the United States

Levine published his debut collection of poems, On the Edge (The Stone Wall Press), in 1963, followed by Not This Pig (Wesleyan University Press) in 1968. Since then, Levine has published numerous books of poetry, most recently News of the World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010). He is a Pulitzer Prize winner, as well as the recipient of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the first American Book Award for Poetry, among many others. Click here for full bio.

  • Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air and critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University

Corrigan is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. Corrigan's literary memoir, Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading! was published in 2005. Corrigan is also a reviewer and columnist for The Washington Post's Book World. In addition to serving on the advisory panel of The American Heritage Dictionary, she has chaired the Mystery and Suspense judges' panel of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

WHAT: U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine will give a public reading, followed by a discussion and Q&A moderated by Maureen Corrigan.
WHEN: Monday, November 7th at 5:00pm
WHERE: Gaston Hall – 3rd Floor of Healy Hall
Georgetown University
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
SPONSORS: Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor
COVERAGE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Maggie Moore at 202-687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
Maggie Moore


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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