October 06, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Poet Cornelius Eady will visit Bucknell University as the 12th annual Sandra and Gary Sojka Visiting Poet hosted by the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell.

He will read from his works Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall. He also will have a question-and-answer session Wednesday, Oct. 11, at noon in the Smith Library in Vaughan Literature Building. Both events are free to the public.

Director of graduate creative writing at the University of Notre Dame, Eady is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Brutal Imagination, a National Book Award finalist.  With the poet Toi Derricotte, he is co-founder of Cave Canem, an organization devoted to the discovery and cultivation of new voices in African American poetry. He has received  fellowships from the NEA and the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations.

The Sojka Series was established in 1995 through the generosity of Gary Sojka, who served as president of Bucknell 1985-95, and his wife, Sandra. The series consists of a short visit by a distinguished poet each fall. While on campus, the poet gives a reading, visits a poetry workshop and meets informally with those interested in the writing of poetry.

For more information about Eady’s visit to Bucknell, contact the Stadler Center for Poetry at 570-577-1853 or see www.bucknell.edu/stadlercenter/

Posted Oct. 6, 2006


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