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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 8, 2008

MAHWAH – Poet and author Adrienne Rich will give a reading Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey. Admission is free. She appears at Ramapo College in recognition of Disability Awareness Month.

Rich has published more than 16 volumes of poetry and four books of nonfiction. Since receiving the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1951 (from judge W.H. Auden), at the age of 21, she has not stopped writing in her distinct voice, full of strength and conviction. Rich has said that her poetry seeks to create a dialectical relationship between “the personal, or lyric voice, and the so-called political – really, the voice of the individual speaking not just to herself, or to a beloved friend, but to and from a collective, a social realm.”
She will publish a new collection of essays, A Human Eye: Essays on Art in Society, in May 2009, and a book of new and selected poetry in October 2009.

The Sharp Theater is located in The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. To order tickets, call the box office at 201.684.7844 or log on to https://www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter/tickets-seating/.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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