For Immediate Release

Poetry Center and Poetry Foundation Present Robert Bly

Poetry reading and discussion with bestselling poet, translator, and spiritualist

April 25, 2007

CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, and the Poetry Center of Chicago, announce a reading and discussion with internationally renowned poet and essayist Robert Bly.

What: Poetry reading with Robert Bly
When: Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: School of the Art Institute Ballroom
112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago


Admission is $10/$8 students; SAIC students, faculty, and staff are free. A private benefit reception with Robert Bly, featuring musical entertainment by guitarist Andreas Kapsalis, will take place after the reading. Tickets to the reception are $100 and all proceeds benefit the Poetry Center of Chicago. For tickets, please call (312) 899-1229.

Award-winning poet Robert Bly has published over a dozen critically acclaimed volumes of poetry, including My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy, The Night Abraham Called to the Stars, Morning Poems, Eating the Honey of Words: New and Selected Poems, and The Light Around the Body. Robert Bly’s bestselling book-length essay, Iron John: A Book About Men, sparked the men’s movement of the early 1990s and defined an entire generation’s view of masculinity. His awards include two Guggenheim fellowships and the National Book Award.

For more details, and to sign up for email notices of Poetry Foundation events, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org.

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About the Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine and one of the largest literary organizations in the world, exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org.

About the Poetry Center of Chicago
Founded in 1974, the award-winning Poetry Center of Chicago is an independent not-for-profit arts organization that is committed to building Chicago’s access to poetry through readings, workshops, residencies, prizes, and arts education. The Poetry Center is currently in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago Public Radio is a season sponsor of the Poetry Center of Chicago. Visit www.poetrycenter.org for more details or to become a member.

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