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Dec 8, 2023

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Poet Julia Fiedorczuk Reads At SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The second reading of the spring semester Poetry-in-the-Round reading series will bring renowned Polish poet and translator Julia Fiedorczuk to campus on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of the Seton Hall University Center. This reading is free and open to the public.

About the Event:
Acclaimed poet and translator Julia Fiedorczuk is a major literary figure in her native Poland, whose international reputation is rapidly growing, including here in the United States. Her four books of poetry engage a complex range of issues, including feminism and environmental concerns. In addition to her work as a poet, Julia is an important translator of American poetry into Polish, having translated works by poets such as Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. She will read at Seton Hall as part of a reading tour of the United States that is taking her to many universities.

About the Author:
Julia Fiedorczuk is a poet, translator, and lecturer in American Literature at Warsaw University, Poland. She has published four volumes of poetry, the most recent of which is Tlen (Wrocław: Biuro Literackie, 2009). Her first collection, Listopad nad Narwią, received an award for the best first book of the year (2003). She is also a recipient of Hubert Burda Preis (Vienna, 2005). Her poems have appeared in anthologies in Great Britain, USA, Slovenia and Sweden. Her translations include English and American poetry, prose and criticism, among others: Wallace Stevens, Laura Riding, John Ashbery, Yusef Komunyakaa.

About the Series:
Poetry-in-the-Round has brought some of the best contemporary writers from around the world to Seton Hall University for the past three decades. Some of those visitors have included Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, Nadine Gordimer, C.K. Williams, Jonathan Franzen, John Ashbery, Russell Banks, Adrienne Rich, and many others. The series has worked to bring established and up-and-coming new writers to the attention of Seton Hall students and the community. Dr. Nathan Oates, Associate Professor of English, is the Director of the Series.

For more information please contact: Nathan Oates, (973) 761-9388 email:
Seton Hall University is located at 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079 (973-761-9000)