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Richardson to read from new book, Nov. 30

James Richardson , poet, literary critic and professor of English and creative writing, will read from his new book, "Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Stewart Film Theatre, 185 Nassau St.

Richardson is the author of nine books: seven volumes of poetry and two critical studies of Hardy, Tennyson, Rossetti, Swinburne and Yeats. In 2001 he published "Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten-Second Essays," which consists of 500 "one-liners." His new book continues the tradition of aphorisms (#33, for instance, reminds us that "Happiness is the willingness to be happy"), while also including new and selected longer poems.

The reading is part of a Humanities Council series celebrating the extraordinary writers on the Princeton faculty. Toni Morrison and Chang-rae Lee presented the first two readings; Joyce Carol Oates will be honored in the spring.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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