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Award-winning poets to read, Dec. 5

poets Linda Gregg and Philip Levine will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Gregg, a lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Creative Writing Program, has won the Jerome Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her works include "Things and Flesh," "Chosen by the Lion" and "The Sacraments of Desire."

Levine received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1995 for "The Simple Truth" and the National Book Award for poetry in 1991 for "What Work Is." He also has been awarded the Lenore Marshall Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

The poets will be introduced by Professor Yusef Komunyakaa. The event is part of the Creative Writing Program 's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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