September 23, 2002

Contact: Sarah Ray
802-443-5794
sray@middlebury.edu
Posted: Sept. 23, 2002

Poet Adrienne Rich to give reading Oct. 3MIDDLEBURY, VT - Award-winning poet Adrienne Rich will give a reading of new unpublished and recently published works on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. at Middlebury College. A book signing will immediately follow the reading and a variety of Rich’s books will be available for purchase. The event will take place in Dana Auditorium in Sunderland Language Center on College Street (Route 125), and is free and open to the public.

Rich is the author of more than 15 volumes of poetry, including, “Diving into the Wreck,” “The Dream of a Common Language,” and “Midnight Salvage.” She has also written four works of nonfiction, including “Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution” and “Arts of the Possible: Essays & Conversations.” Her most recent poetry collection, “Fox: Poems 1998-2000,” was published in the fall of 2001 by W.W. Norton.

Rich is the recipient of many awards, including the 1996 Tanning Award for Mastery in the Art of Poetry, the Lannan Foundation’s 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the National Book Award. She has also received numerous fellowships, such as an Academy of Poetry Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

The reading and book signing are sponsored by the office for institutional diversity at Middlebury College.

For more information, contact Jessa Karki in the Middlebury College office of institutional diversity or call ext. 802-443-5615.

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