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Writers in the Library features Poetry and Chocolate with Marilyn Kallet

Kallet will read from Last Love Poems of Paul Eluard and selections from her own work

Marilyn Kallet will read poems of surrealist French poet Paul Eluard and selections from her own work on Monday, February 12 at 7 p.m. A reception, featuring chocolate, will be held immediately after the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Kallet’s translation of Eluard’s works, the Last Love Poems of Paul Eluard, was first published by Louisiana State University Press in 1980. Black Widow Press published a revised and updated edition of the work in 2006

Kallet is the author of eleven books, including poetry, translations, anthologies and criticism. Her poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. She has won the Tennessee Arts Commission Literary in Poetry, and was named Outstanding Woman in the Arts by the Knoxville YWCA in 2000. Kallet directed the creative writing program at UT for seventeen years and now holds the Hodges Chair for Distinguished Teaching in English.

The reading will be held in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library. The reception, sponsored by the UT English Department, will follow immediately after the reading in the Mary E. Greer Room on the second floor of Hodges Library, near the Melrose entrance.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, Head of Technical Services, UT Libraries, at 974-6905 or, or R.B. Morris, Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence, UT Libraries, at 974-3004 or

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