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Poet Marilyn Hacker at UT’s Writers in the Library on March 28

MarilynHacker_webPoet Marilyn Hacker will read from her work at the University of Tennessee on March 28. The event is part of the university’s Writers in the Library readings series. The public is invited to this free reading at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of UT’s John C. Hodges Library.

Hacker is a distinguished poet and translator. Over a forty-year career, she has published numerous poetry collections including Presentation Piece, Going Back to the River, Winter Numbers, Desperanto, Names, and A Stranger’s Mirror. She has been the recipient of the National Book Award, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and the Lambda Literary Award, among others. She is a Chancellor Emeritus of the Academy of American Poets.

Her most recent book of poetry is a joint project with Palestinian-American poet Deema Shehabi that addresses conflict and exile, Diaspo/Renga: A collaboration in alternating Renga (Holland Park Press, 2014).

She has published award-winning translations of work including that of Marie Étienne, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, and Claire Malroux. Her rendering of Marie Étienne’s King of a Hundred Horsemen received the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation in 2009.

Hacker is also a writer and critic, who has been the editor of Ploughshares and the Kenyon Review.

She currently lives in Paris.

Visit library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016 spring semester.

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Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Christopher Hebert, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries (chebert3@nullutk.edu).

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