Clayton Eshleman to Give Poetry Reading at RIT, Oct. 15

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter Veteran poet and translator Clayton Eshleman will visit Rochester Institute of Technology on Tuesday, Oct. 15, for an afternoon poetry reading.

He will read his poetry and deliver a slide lecture on Paleolithic Cave Art from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Webb Auditorium, James E. Booth Building. The poetry reading--free and open to the public--will be followed by a booksigning.

Eshleman edits Sulfur magazine and won the National Book Award for his translations of Vallejo's Complete Posthumous Poetry. He has written 12 volumes of poetry published by Black Sparrow Press and has several recent books from Wesleyan University Press.

"Clayton Eshlemanís lecture on the origins of human visual signification should have particular resonance here, given the importance of the visual arts and imaging sciences at RIT, and the recent efforts of Signatures (RITís literary magazine) and Gallery r to explore the connection between poetry and visual expressions," says John Roche, assistant professor of language and literature.

Eshlemanís visit to RIT is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Language and Literature, the Department of Art in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, and Signatures magazine.

For more information, contact John Roche at 475-4922 or