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Release Date: 02/07/2014

Pitt Poetry Series presents Robin Becker, Barbara Hamby and Alicia Ostriker Feb. 27 at The Seattle Public Library

Pitt Poetry Series

Poets Robin Becker, Barbara Hamby and Alicia Ostriker will read from their new books of poetry from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


In "Tiger Heron," Becker explores relationships between humans and other creatures. She is a professor of English and women's studies at Pennsylvania State University and is the award-winning author of seven poetry collections, including "Domain of Perfect Affection" and The Horse Fair."


Hamby's "On the Street of Divine Love" is a collection of 25 years of "word-drunk excursions into the American female consciousness with stops in Italy, Paris and London." She is a distinguished university scholar at Florida State University and is the award-winning author of four poetry collections, including "All-Night Lingo Tango" and "Babel."


In Ostriker's new collection, "The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog," she presents a sequence of poems in the voices of an old woman full of memories, a glamorous tulip, and an earthy dog who always has the last word. She is professor emerita of English at Rutgers University and teaches in the low-residency MFA program of Drew University. She is the award-winning author of 15 poetry collections, including "The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems, 1979-2011" and "The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998."


This event is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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