Suffolk Poetry Center Presents Readings

11/14/2004

The Suffolk University Poetry Center will host a reading by poets David Daniel, Saskia Hamilton, Fred Marchant and David Rivard at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 18.

The event, co-sponsored by the Poetry Center and Graywolf Press, is part of the inaugural activities for the Center and also celebrates the 30th anniversary of nonprofit literary publisher Graywolf Press.

Daniel is the poetry editor of Ploughshares magazine. His most recent book, Seven-Star Bird, won a Levis Reading Prize.

Hamilton’s first collection of poems, As for Dream, was published in 2001, and another collection is forthcoming in 2005.

Marchant, a Suffolk University English professor and founder of the Poetry Center, is the author of Full Moon Boat; House on Water, House in Air; and Tipping Point, which won the Washington Prize in poetry.

Rivard won the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets for Wise Poison and the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for Torque. He also is the author of Bewitched Playground.

The poetry reading will take place in the first-floor conference room of Sargent Hall at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston.

Graywolf Press Director Fiona McCrae will speak about her life as an editor and director of one of the nation’s leading independent literary presses earlier in the day. Her talk will take place at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the McDermott Conference Room in Suffolk University’s Donahue Building, 41 Temple St., Boston.

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