February 15, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Irish poet Eavan Boland will give a reading of her works Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The reading is part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell. It is co-sponsored by the English department, with generous support from the Vivian Miller Fund for Irish Studies

Boland also will participate in a question-and-answer session at 4 p.m. in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building. Both are open to the public without charge.

Considered one of the pre-eminent poets of Ireland, Boland is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. She is the author of nine collections of poetry, including most recently Against Love Poetry and Domestic Violence, as well as the non-fiction work Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time.

Educated in Dublin, London and New York, Boland is professor of English at Stanford University, where she directs the creative writing program.

Boland, who was the Sojka Visiting Poet in 1999, also was Bucknell's Commencement speaker in May 2000.

Stadler Center
The Stadler Center for Poetry was founded in 1988 by Bucknell Professor John Wheatcroft and philanthropist Jack Stadler. A professional literary center offering a wide range of programs and residencies for emerging and established poets and writers, it is also the seat of the English department's creative writing program and the home of West Branch, Bucknell's national journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.

The Stadler Center is housed in Bucknell Hall, a historic campus building with a large auditorium for readings, offices for the staff and creative writing faculty, and the Mildred Martin Poetry Library and Lounge.

At the Center's dedication ceremony, then Bucknell President Gary Sojka remarked, "The designation of a particular building for poetry is quite unprecedented on undergraduate American campuses. The Stadler Center for Poetry we hope, and have every reason to believe, will contribute not only to the strength of this institution, but also to Poetry, and in a larger sense to our culture."

For more information about the Stadler Center for Poetry and its programs, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x20382.xml

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Feb. 15, 2008

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