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                                                                                                Oct. 14, 2005


Leaders of Poets Against the War to Give Oct. 20 Reading at CUA

Upcoming Readings to Feature Eamon Grennan and Carolyne Wright


Two acclaimed poets who are leaders of anti-war poetry organizations will read from their work at The Catholic University of America at noon on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Great Room A of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.


Sam Hamill, the founder in 2003 of Poets Against the War, is the author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, poetry in translation and essays.  Shambhala Press published his most recent book of poems, “Almost Paradise.”  He will be joined by Sarah Browning, an award-winning local poet and coordinator of D.C. Poets Against the War. Browning serves as associate director of The Fund for Women Artists. The reading is being sponsored by Catholic University’s Peace Studies Program and its Department of English.


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


The event is the first of three planned poetry readings at the university. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the award-winning Irish poet Eamon Grennan will read from his work at 6 p.m. in Great Room A of the Pryzbyla Center.  In 2003, his sixth book, “Still Life With Waterfall,” won the prestigious Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, which is jointly awarded by the Academy of American Poets and “The Nation” magazine.


A third reading, by poet Carolyne Wright, will take place at Catholic University in April 2006.



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





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