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Duffy Lecture to feature two celebrated poets

Author: Arts and Letters

Poets Michael Heller and Hank Lazer will present a joint reading as part of the Duffy Lecture Nov. 14 (Wednesday) at 4:30p.m. in the Hesburgh Center auditorium and 7p.m. in the hospitality room of the South Dining Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and is free and open to the public.

Heller, a prominent poet, essayist and critic, resides in New York City. He has authored seven books and a libretto for the opera, “Benjamin.” Recognized as a leading expert on Objectivist poets, poetry and poetics, he is a former recipient of the Di Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America.

Lazer is a renowned poet, scholar and editor from the University of Alabama, where he serves as an assistant vice president. He has written 12 books of poems and his 2005 book, “The New Spirit,” received a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize. In addition to his poetry, Lazer is a distinguished critic of modern and contemporary writing and poetry.

Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program is a two-year degree program focused on workshops in poetry and fiction. Its curriculum offers courses in literature, translation, literary publication and thesis preparation. The program offers admission to 10 writers a year. More information is available at on the Web.

Contact: Coleen Hoover, creative writing program, 574-631-7526, _

Originally published by Son Nguyen at on November 06, 2007.