October 9, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- The Amherst College Creative Writing Center will continue its Fall Reading Series with an appearance by poet Phillis Levin on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Babbott Room in the Octagon.

Poets have praised Levin for her illumination of the epiphanies granted by the everyday, and her three volumes of poetry- Temples and Fields, The Afterimage, and Mercury -have won numerous awards,"Levin's passionate engagement redeems the world's apparent randomness into meaning," writes Robert Shultz. Levin, whose poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation and the New Republic, edited The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. She teaches creative writing at Hofstra University.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. The Center's Website is at http://www.amherst.edu/~cwc.