LA ROCHE AND SISTERS OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE TO HOST SAMUEL HAZO AT FREE POETRY READING MARCH 31
Pittsburgh, PA -- March 8, 2011 -- Internationally renowned poet and author Samuel Hazo will be the honored guest of La Roche College and the Sisters of Divine Providence for a poetry reading on Thursday, Mar. 31, at 7:30 p.m.
The event will be held in the Kearns Spirituality Center on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Blvd., adjacent to the La Roche campus in McCandless. The poetry reading is open to the public and a free-will offering will be accepted.
The reading will include poems from Dr. Hazo’s new book “Like a Man Gone Mad.” A selection of Dr. Hazo’s books will be available for sale and he will sign them following the reading.
The prolific author of more than 30 books of poetry, fiction, essays and plays, Dr. Hazo is the founder and director of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh. He is also a McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Duquesne University, where he taught for forty-three years.
A National Book Award finalist, he was chosen the first State Poet of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Governor Robert Casey in 1993, a post he held for 10 years.
Some of his other recent works are “The Song of the Horse”(poetry), “This Part of the World” (fiction), “The Power of Less: Essays on Poetry and Public Speech” (essays), and “Watching Fire, Watching Rain“ (drama). “The Stroke of a Pen: Poetry and Other Provocations” is scheduled for release by the University of Notre Dame Press in May of this year.
For additional information contact Janine.Bayer@laroche.edu or call 412-536-1785.