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Two poets to read from their work, Nov. 6

Garrett Hongo and Kay Ryan will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Hongo is the author of two books of poetry, "Yellow Light" and "The River of Heaven," which was the 1987 Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. His memoir, "Volcano," won the Oregon Book Award for nonfiction. His poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Antaeus, Field, New England Review, Ploughshares, Parnassus, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Hawaii Herald and The New Yorker.

Ryan has published five collections of poetry, including "Say Uncle"; "Elephant Rocks"; "Flamingo Watching," which was a finalist for both the Lamont Poetry Selection and the Lenore Marshall Prize; "Strangely Marked Metal"; and "Dragon Acts to Dragon Ends." Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New Republic and The Best of the Best of American Poetry.

The two will be introduced by Susan Wheeler, lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and creative writing. The event is part of the Program in Creative Writing's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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