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President of Major Publishing House Speaks on Balancing Life as a Poet and a Businessman


"A Part-Time Poet: A Life in Publishing and Letters," a Lecture by Jonathan Galassi, Poet and President of Farrar, Straus & Giroux Publishers


7 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2007


Caldwell Auditorium
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


Catholic University's School of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Department of English, will host "A Part-Time Poet: A Life in Publishing and Letters," a lecture presented by Jonathan Galassi, poet and president of Farrar, Straus & Giroux Publishers.

Galassi was a senior editor at Random House from 1981 to 1986, when he joined Farrar, Straus and Giroux as vice-president and executive editor. He was named editor-in-chief of FSG in 1988, executive vice-president in 1993, publisher in 1999, and president of the firm in January 2002. He has published two books of poems: "Morning Run" (Paris Review Editions, 1988) and "North Street" (HarperCollins, 2000). Mr. Galassi is honorary chairman of the Academy of American Poets, which he served as president from 1994 to 1999 and chairman from 1999 to 2002.

The lecture is part of a centennial series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the School of Arts and Sciences. The centennial series will extend through the spring 2007 semester.

For more information about the centenary lineup of events, visit The Galassi lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information, telephone 202-319-5488.


School of Arts and Sciences with the Department of English.

For more information, contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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