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Reading & Discussion: Lawrence Joseph

Tue, December 6, 2005 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts Presents

A reading and discussion by the poet Lawrence Joseph

Tuesday, December 6, 2005, 7:00 PM

Free and open to the public Refreshments will be served

Lawrence Joseph was born in Detroit in 1948. His grandparents were Lebanese and Syrian immigrants, among the first Arab Americans in Detroit. He attended the University of Michigan, where he received the major Hopped Award for poetry; Magdalene College, Cambridge University, where he read English; and the University of Michigan Law School. He is the author of five books of poetry: "Into It" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005), "Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos: Poems 1973-1993" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005),"Before Our Eyes" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993), "Curriculum Vitae"(University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988), and "Shouting at No One" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983), which received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. He is also the author of "Lawyerland" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997), a book of prose, which is being developed into a film by John Malkovich. His poems, essays, and critical writings have appeared widely in publications both in the United States and internationally. Among his awards are two National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowships and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. A distinguished legal scholar in labor and employment law, tort and compensation law, and legal theory, he is the Reverend Joseph P. Tinnelly, C.M. Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law. He has also taught in the Council of the Humanities and Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. Married to the painter Nancy Van Goethem, he lives in downtown Manhattan.

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