Submitted by Emanuel Costache

March 24, 2008
Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations


AMHERST, Mass.—Author Stephen Yenser will read from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.

The poet Alan Williamson has said, “Stephen Yenser combines two qualities rarely found together: an extraordinary gift for verbal play and a bedrock seriousness about the emotional aims of poetry.” Yenser is celebrated as both a poet and a critic and is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Fire in All Things, which won a Walt Whitman Award, and the recent collection Blue Guide. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Yenser is a professor of English and director of creative writing at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Every year, the Amherst College Creative Writing Center sponsors a reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. All events are wheelchair accessible and followed by refreshments. For more information, please call 413/542-8200.