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22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Poet Tom Chandler to read works at URI

KINGSTON, R.I. April 11, 2000 -- Tom Chandler, recently designated as the next State Poet of Rhode Island, will read from his recent and published work at the URI University Club, Upper College Road, in Kingston, on Thursday, April 20 at 5 p.m. The public is cordially invited.

Chandler currently holds an appointment in the English and Humanities Department at Bryant College and is the winner of numerous awards, including writing fellowships from Yaddo, the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Blue Mountain Center for the Arts, as well as the Galway Kinnell Poetry Prize. In 1998, he was named Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Brown University.

For directions or more information please contact Cheryl Foster at 874-4022 or The reading is sponsored by the University of Rhode Island Honors and Visiting Scholars Committee and the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities.


For Information: Cheryl Foster, 874-4022, Jan Sawyer, 874-2116


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