Poet, essayist and activist Adrienne Rich will appear in Northeastern Illinois University's (NEIU) Presidential Lecture Series. Since receiving the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1951 at the age of 21, Adrienne Rich has not stopped writing in her distinct voice, with strength and conviction.This event is free and open to the public
Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. Saint Louis Ave in Chicago
(Use campus entrance located at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.) Free parking in Lot F
Thursday, April 24 at 8 p.m
Adrienne Rich is the recipient of the 1999 Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Rich has also been distinguished by an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Common Wealth Award in Literature, the National Book Award, the 1996 Tanning Award for Mastery in the Art of Poetry, and the MacArthur Fellowship Foundation.
Rich is the author of more than 16 volumes of poetry and has authored five books of non-fiction prose. Her most recent book of essays is titled "Arts of the Possible: Essays & Conversations." Her 2004 collection of poems, "The School Among the Ruins," was honored with the National Book Critics Circle Award and was chosen as one of Library Journal's Best Poetry picks of 2004. In the fall of 2006, Rich was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. Rich's new book of poems, "Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth," was published in October 2007.
For tickets or more information, call the NEIU Box Office at (773) 442-4636 or visit www.ticketweb.com