University of Portland
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James Longenbach, poet and critic, to read from his work on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Poet and critic James Longenbach will appear as part of the English department’s 2013 Readings and Lectures Series on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163 on the University campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. His talk is free and open to the public.

Longenbach is the author of four books of poems, most recently The Iron Key (Norton), and five books of literary criticism, most recently The Art of the Poetic Line (Graywolf). A new critical book, The Virtues of Poetry, will be published by Graywolf next year. Longenbach's poems have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New Republic, and he regularly reviews contemporary poetry for The Nation and the New York Times Book Review. A frequent faculty member at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Warren Wilson MFA Program, he is the Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester.

For more information contact Molly Hiro, English department, at 503-943-8031 or .

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