The Catholic University of America

April 17, 2007

Prize-Winning Poets to Visit CUA

WHAT:

Poetry Reading by Jeffrey Harrison and Jeanne Marie Beaumont

WHEN:

5:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 18

WHERE:




The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS:
















Catholic University's Department of English presents a spring poetry reading by two of America's leading poets, Jeffrey Harrison and Jeanne Marie Beaumont.

Harrison is the author of four books of poetry: "The Singing Underneath," "Signs of Arrival," "Feeding the Fire" and, most recently, "Incomplete Knowledge." Prizes for his work include the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Beaumont's first book, "Placebo Effects," was selected as a winner in the National Poetry Series. Her other works include a second collection of poems titled "Curious Conduct" and the anthology "The Poets' Grimm: Twentieth Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales," which she co-edited. Her poems have appeared in more than a dozen anthologies and textbooks.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the presentation. For more information, call the Department of English at 202-319-5488.

SPONSOR: Department of English

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, harrisoc@cua.edu
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, leect@cua.edu