Press Release: UCTV Celebrates National Poetry Month Saturdays in April (3/14/2007)

UCTV CELEBRATES NATIONAL POETRY MONTH SATURDAYS IN APRIL
Extensive on-line archive of poetry programs and podcasts also available

La Jolla, CA, March, 2007–In celebration of National Poetry Month, UCTV will present a diverse line-up of poetry programs Saturday nights in April. From intimate readings to inspiring conversations, UCTV brings you face-to-face with today’s most popular and up-and-coming writers. Broadcast schedules and free video archives and podcasts are available at www.uctv.tv/poetry.

With ten campuses around the state, the University of California is a literal gathering place for writers from around the globe and UCTV’s poetry month lineup is a clear reflection of this. Highlights include (all times PT/ET) noted translator and poet Coleman Barks performing “Rumi and the Play of Poetry” (April 7 at 8pm); Pulitzer Prize-winner and recent U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser (April 14 at 8pm); a captivating reading by 2006 National Book Award winner Nathaniel Mackey (April 21 at 9pm); and Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, recipient of the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing (April 28 at 10pm).

Visit www.uctv.tv/poetry for a complete schedule of UCTV’s National Poetry Month programming, as well as video archives and podcasts of all UCTV poetry programs.


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