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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Joynes Event: Poetry reading by experimental poet, essayist, and editor John Taggart

Mon, October 29, 2012 • 7:00 PM • Joynes Reading Room (the Joynes Suite is accessed through the Honors Quad, the door is on the east side of Carothers)

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 John Taggart is the author of fourteen books of poetry and two books of criticism.  His work ranges from Objectivist experiments to jazz-influenced, improvisational pieces to longer, breathtaking compositions, including his latest, "The Rothko Chapel Poem."  A major retropsective of his work IS MUSIC, was published in 2010 by Copper Canyon Press.

Taggart has authored more than a dozen books of poetry, including:  Is Music: New and Selected Poems (2010), Pastorelles (2004), and Dodeka (1979). His prose works include There Are Birds (2008), Songs of Degrees: Essays on Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (1994), and Remaining in Light: Ant Meditations on a Painting by Edward Hopper (1993).  His honors include the Commonwealth Award for Academic Service from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, a Pushcart Prize, and the Chicago Review Poetry Prize, as well as two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and one from the Ford Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public.

Joynes Reading Room (the Joynes Suite is accessed through the Honors Quad, the door is on the east side of Carothers)

Map:  http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/crd.html

Sponsored by: The Mary Lu Joynes endowment in the Plan II Honors Program and the L.L. and Ethel E. Dean Endowment in the School of Undergraduate Studies.


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