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Plumly reading rescheduled

October 16, 2007

Stanley Plumly, one of the most influential American poets of the last 25 years, will read from his new book of poems, “Old Heart,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium.

The event had originally been scheduled for Oct. 29.

Plumly is a professor of English at the University of Maryland.  “Old Heart” is a finalist for the 2007 National Book Awards, to be announced Nov. 14.

His work previously has been honored with the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, and his book, “Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000,” received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001.

Following the reading, he will be available to sign copies of his books.

The event is part of the fall 2007 Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, sponsored by the English department.  All readings in the series are free and open to the public.  For more information, call (336) 758-5383.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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