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54th Annual Poetry Day with Louise Glück

September 22nd, 2008

CHICAGO—The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is pleased to announce that poet Louise Glück will be the featured speaker at the 54th Annual Poetry Day celebration in Chicago.

What: 54th Annual Poetry Day Featuring Louise Glück
When: Tuesday, October 21, at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library, 400 South State Street
Tickets: Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, Louise Glück grew up on Long Island and attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. Her many honors include the Bollingen and Bobbitt prizes, and the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award. She has published a dozen collections, including The Wild Iris, Vita Nova, The Seven Ages, and The Triumph of Achilles, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her latest book, Averno, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Recently appointed to a second five-year term as judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, she has taught at Williams College and is currently the Rosencranz writer-in-residence at Yale University.

Now in its 54th year, Poetry Day is one of the oldest and most distinguished reading series in the country. Inaugurated by Robert Frost, Poetry Day has featured such poets as T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, W.H. Auden, Seamus Heaney, and Adrienne Rich.

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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

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