Contact: Allison Goodin, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790




Allentown, PA (March 18, 2008) - Rachel Hadas will give a reading of her poetry on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the 1867 Room of the Tompkins College Center.  A reception and book signing will follow the event.  The reading is sponsored by the Cultural Programs Committee and the Humanities Department at Cedar Crest College.

Rachel Hadas is a poet, professor, essayist and translator. She is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and translations. Most recent publications include [poetry]The River of Forgetfulness (Wordtech Communications, 2006); Laws (2004); Indelible (2001); Halfway Down the Hall: New & Selected Poems (1998) -- a finalist for the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; The Empty Bed (1995); The Double Legacy (1995); Mirrors of Astonishment (1992); and Living in Time (1990).

Hadas studied at Radcliffe, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins, and Princeton University. She began at Radcliffe College where she studied classics, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in 1969. Hadas received her M.A. (poetry) from Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton University. She spent four years in Greece between college and graduate school, and the traces and influences of the classics are evident in much of her published work.

Since 1981 she has taught in the English Department of the Newark, New Jersey campus of Rutgers University, and has taught occasional courses in literature and writing at both Columbia and Princeton. She is currently a Board of Governors Professor of English and has also served as faculty of the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Among her honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant, and an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Hadas resides in New York City.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790 or news@cedarcrest.edu.


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