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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet to Give Reading At Ithaca College

 ITHACA, NY — The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at Ithaca College will host a free public reading by the 2010 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Rae Armantrout will read from her works on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall.

One of the founding members of the West Coast group of Language poets, Armantrout was awarded the Pulitzer for her collection “Versed,” which also won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her poems are often concerned with dismantling conventions of memory, pop culture, science and mothering.

Armantrout’s other collections include “Money Shot,” “Veil: New and Selected Poems” and “Next Life,” which was named one of the 100 notable books of 2007 by the “New York Times.” Her poems have been included in many anthologies, including five editions of “The Best American Poetry.” She is a professor of poetry and poetics at the University of California, San Diego.

The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of Writing in the School of Humanities and Sciences. For more information contact Catherine Taylor, assistant professor of writing, at 607-274-7031 or