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Creighton Reading Series Features Distinguished Poet Richard Robbins

Creighton Reading Series Fearures Distinguished Poet Richard Robbins

On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, Creighton University will host award-winning poet Richard Robbins for the third reading of the 2007-2008 Creighton Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Union Pacific Room of the Reinert Library on the Creighton Campus.

The reading is free and open to the public.

After studying with Richard Hugo, Madeline DeFrees, and Tess Gallagher as a graduate student at the University of Montana, Robbins has forged a prolific career that includes having more than three hundred of his poems published in notable journals and anthologies.

His first collection, “The Invisible Wedding,” was published as a part of the University of Missouri Press’ Breakthrough Series, and his second collection, “Famous Persons We Have Known,” was a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year. His most recent collection, “The Untested Hand,” is due out in 2008 from The Backwaters Press. Robbins has been awarded fellowships from the NEA, the Loft Literary Center, the Poetry Society of America, and the McKnight Foundation, among others. He currently directs the creative writing program and Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

For more information, please contact Ted Wheeler, Creighton Reading Series administrator, at (402) 516-2141, theodorewheeler@creighton.edu; or Susan Aizenberg, director of Creative Writing, at (402) 280-2823, susanaizenberg@creighton.edu