March 3, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The poet Mark Rudman will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Stanley Kunitz described Rudman as “an inquiring spirit… a reflective poet, who is as attentive to the ancient mystery as he is to the business of the day.” The New York Times Book Review said simply, “Poets have a lot to learn from Rudman.” His seventh and most recent collection of poetry, Sundays on the Phone, offers a fiercely intimate account of a relationship between a son and his mother. Rudman has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among many others. Also an editor, a critic and an award-winning translator, he currently teaches poetry at NYU.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. For more information, please call 413/542-8200.