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                                                                    Nov. 3, 2005


Irish Poet Eamon Grennan

To Read Nov. 8

at Catholic University


WHEN:             6 p.m., Nov. 8, 2005


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A

                        620 Michigan Ave., NE

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Catholic University presents a reading by Irish poet Eamon Grennan, a professor of English at Vassar College and the author of several collections of poetry.


Grennan is the author of “Wildly for Days” (1983), “What Light There Is” (1987), “What Light There Is and Other Poems” (1989), “As If It Matters” (1992), “So It Goes” (1995), “Relations: New & Selected Poems” (1998), “Selected & New Poems” (2000) and “Still Life with Waterfall” (2002). His “Leopardi: Selected Poems” was awarded the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation in 1997. A collection of his critical essays, “Facing the Music: Irish Poetry in the Twentieth Century,” was published by Creighton University Press in 1999. He has received several Pushcart Prizes as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Grennan received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for 2003 for his poem, “Still Life with Waterfall.” His new volume of poems, “The Quick of It,” was published this year by Graywolf Press.


A reception and book signing will follow the readings.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the poetry reading, call 202-319-5488.


SPONSORS:     Department of English

                        Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences

                        Irish Studies Program


MEDIA:             To cover the event, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.





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