Jerome Rothenberg will be speaking at Illinois State University for National Poetry Month.

Renowned poet Jerome Rothenberg will speak at two events hosted by Illinois State University’s Publications Unit as part of the PUB.UNIT Presents event series this Thursday.

The first talk will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at University Galleries in Uptown Normal where Rothenberg will participate in an interview, conversation and Q&A with director of the Publications Unit Steve Halle and PhD student Amish Trivedi.

The second event will begin at 7 p.m. at Ewing Manor and will have Rothenberg as a featured reader at the annual Spoon River Poetry Review (SRPR) Lucia Getsi Reading Series. He will be joined by Mark Svenvold and Kristin Prevallet.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Rothenberg is the is the author of more than 90 books of essays and poetry, the recipient of multiple awards and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and three National Book Awards.

The event is sponsored by the Harold K. Sage Foundation, the ISU Foundation Fund and the Publications Unit in the Department of English.

For further information, those interested can contact Assistant Director of the Publications Unit Holms Troelstrup at or call 309-438-3025.

ANDREW DOUGHERTY is News Editor for The Vidette. Contact him at Follow him on Twitter at @addough

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