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Nobel poet Czeslaw Milosz to read on April 25

Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz will give a reading of his work at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cubberley Auditorium of the School of Education.

Milosz will read from his long poem Treatise on Poetry, which recently has been translated by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, who will accompany Milosz.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center's Poetry and Translation Workshop and the Department of English. Time will be set aside for a discussion of issues of translation after the reading.

Milosz, a professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of California-Berkeley, was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1980. His published works include Native Realm, The Issa Valley, Czeslaw Milosz: The Collected Poems 1931-1987, The Separate Notebooks, Bells in Winter and A Year of the Hunter, among others. In 1998 he published Roadside Dog, a new book of poems.

Hass was poet laureate of the United States in 1995 and 1997. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984 and 1997, Hass is a professor of English at the University of California-Berkeley. He has published several books of poetry, including Field Guides, Praise, Human Wishes and Sun Under Wood, in addition to a book of essays on poetry, Twentieth Century Pleasures. Hass has translated many of the works of Milosz.

For more information, contact Adam Casdin of the Department of English, (650) 493-4530.


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