Yale Poet To Discuss Espionage Literature March 19

March 15, 2002

Dr. John Hollander, the Sterling Professor of English at Yale University, will discuss literature that focuses on spies and spying during the second annual Lecture in Modern Literature at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Meadows Recital Hall at the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor University campus. The lecture, "A Discussion of Espionage in Relation to Poetic and Prose Fiction," is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the department of English.

"John Hollander is a star professor and a distinguished poet, who has won numerous awards for his writing," said Dr. William Davis, professor of English and Writer-In-Residence.

A noted poet and critic, Hollander received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University and his doctorate from Indiana University. He is the author of 17 books of poetry, including Figurehead, Tesserae, Selected Poetry and a reissue of his earlier Reflections on Espionage. His books of criticism include The Work of Poetry, Melodious Guile, The Figure of Echo and Rhyme's Reason. Additionally, he has edited numerous books, among them Committed to Memory: 100 Best Poems to Memorize, Animal Poems, and The Library of America's two-volume anthology Nineteenth Century American Poetry.

Hollander's many honors include the Bollingen Prize, the Levinson Prize, and the MLA Shaughnessy Medal, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.

For more information, call the department of English at 710-1768.

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