Sharon Olds, Wednesday, March 1, 5:30

WHEN: Wednesday, March 1, 5:30
WHERE: Gifford Auditorium, H.B.Crouse, Syracuse University

Born in San Francisco in 1942, Sharon Olds studied at Stanford University and received a master's degree from Columbia University. Her numerous honors include a National Endowment for the Arts grant; a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; the San Francisco Poetry Center Award for her first collection, Satan Says (1980); and the Lamont Poetry Selection and the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Dead & the Living (1983). Her other books of poetry are Blood, Tin, Straw (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999), The Gold Cell (1997), The Wellspring (1995), and The Father (1992). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares. Named New York State Poet in 1998, Olds teaches poetry workshops at New York University's Graduate Creative Writing Program, along with a workshop at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York. She lives in New York City.

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Peter Makuck, Friday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, 2/24, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown YMCA, 340 Montgomery St.

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Free and open to the public.

Peter Makuck is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University, where he has edited Tar River Poetry since 1978. His four books of poetry include Off-Season in the Promised Land, Where We Live, The Sunken Lightship and Against Distance, all published by BOA Editions, Ltd. He is also the author of three chapbooks, two collections of short stories, and is co-editor of a book of essays, An Open World, on Welsh poet Leslie Norris. He lives on Bogue Banks, one of North Carolina's Barrier Islands.

A letterpress broadside of Peter Makuck's poem "Hurricane Warning: Surfers" has been printed by Boxcar Press in commemoration of Mr. Makuck's reading. Each broadside in the 50-copy edition will be numbered and signed by the author. $15 for DWC Members, $20 for non-members. To reserve a copy, or for more information:

Phil Memmer
(315) 474-6851 x314

Bruce Smith, Friday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown YMCA, 340 Montgomery St.

Free and open to the public.

Bruce Smith is professor of English and creative writing at Syracuse University and the author of four books of poems. His most recent collection, The Other Lover, also published by the University of Chicago Press, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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Edward Hirsch, December 7, 5:30 p.m.

WHEN: December 7, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Gifford Auditorium, Syracuse University
Free and open to the public.

Edward Hirsch's sixth book is Lay Back the Darkness (Knopf, 2003). He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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The Art of Translation, Saturday, December 10, 2:00-6:00

WHEN:  Saturday, December 10 • 2:00-6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown YMCA, 340 Montgomery St.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 40 partipants, and registration is strongly advised. Please call director Phil Memmer at 474-6851 x314 to reserve a spot.

A World of Poetry: A seminar on the art of translation.

Featuring: Dennis Maloney, translator and publisher of White Pine Press.

Stefania Heim, co-editor of the journal Circumference: Poetry in Translation.

Adam Sorkin and Paul Aviles, poetry translators.

Daniel Tobin, Thursday, November 17th, 7:00 p.m.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17th, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Reilley Room, Reilly Hall, Le Moyne College

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Daniel Tobin's poems have appeared in The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, Stand, Poetry, The American Scholar, The Paris Review, The Southern Review, DoubleTake, Poetry Ireland Review, and many other journals. Among his awards are the "The Discovery/The Nation Award," The Robert Penn Warren Award, a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Robert Frost Fellowship. His first book of poems, Where the World is Made, was co-winner of the 1998 Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize. His second book of poems, Double Life, has been published by Louisiana State University Press (2004). His third book of poems, The Narrows, will be published by Four Way Books in 2005. The University Press of Kentucky published his book of criticism, Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, and The Notre Dame University Press will publish The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, which he has edited (2004). His work has been anthologized in Hammer and Blaze, The Bread Loaf Anthology of New American Poets, The Norton Introduction to Poetry, and elsewhere. He has also published numerous essays on modern and contemporary poetry both in the United States and abroad. He is presently Chair of the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department at Emerson College in Boston.

Baron Wormser, Friday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown YMCA, 340 Montgomery St.

Free and open to the public.

Baron Wormser is the author of six poetry collections, the most recent of which is Mulroney and Others, as well as a guide for teaching poetry, Teaching the Art of Poetry: the Moves. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of journals including The Paris Review, The New Republic, and Harper's. Wormser has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He also won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry in 1996. Wormser teaches at the Robert Frost Place and the Stonecoast MFA program.

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