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Last in the Ryan Writers Series is a poetry reading by English writer Richard Berengarten

03/30/12

English poet Richard Berengarten is delivering a poetry reading at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, in Room 413 of the Conaton Learning Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

Berengarten (formerly known as Burns) was born in London in 1943, into a family of musicians. He has lived in Italy, Greece, the United States and Yugoslavia. His perspectives as a poet combine English, French, Mediterranean, Jewish, Slavic, American and Oriental influences. His work deals equally with historical and political material, with inner worlds, and with relationships and everyday life.

In the 1970s, Berengarten founded and ran the international Cambridge Poetry Festival. His work has been translated into 18 languages. Shearsman Books is currently publishing a multi-volume set of his selected writings, including For the Living (Selected Writings, Vol. 1), The Manager (Selected Writings, Vol. 2), and The Blue Butterfly (Selected Writings, Vol. 3).

The Ryan Writers Series, presented by the Department of English, brings published poets and short fiction writers to campus every year. To learn more about the Ryan Writers Series, please contact Professor Norman Finkelstein at 513-745-2041 or finkel@xavier.edu.