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Poetry Reading by Gibbons Ruark


    The University of Delaware Library will sponsor a presentation by Gibbons Ruark, Professor of English at the University of Delaware, reading his poetry on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at 4:30 p.m. in the Reserve Room, Morris Library, University of Delaware, Newark.  A reception will follow the poetry reading.

    Professor Ruark has had his poems appear widely for nearly forty years in magazines like Ploughshares, The NewRepublic, The New Yorker, and Poetry, and in various anthologies and texts.  They have also won the poet frequent awards, including three Poetry Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize.  Previously collected in A Program for Survival, Reeds, Keeping Company, Small Rain, Forms of Retrieval, and Rescue the Perishing, seventy of Ruark’s poems appear in Passing Through Customs: New and Selected Poems, Louisiana State University Press, 1999. Mr. Ruark has announced his retirement from the University in August 2006.

    The event is open to the public and interested persons can request a printed invitation by sending an email to or by telephone at 302-831-2231.

    Passing Through Customs: New and Selected Poems will be available for purchase at the event and Professor Ruark is willing to sign copies of his book.

    Exhibitions that will be on view in the Morris Library on April 4, 2006 in conjunction with the program and reception are:

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