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UAlbany Event of Interest October 21, 2011

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Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and memoirist
October 25 (Tuesday)
Seminar — 4:15 p.m., Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus
Reading — 8:00 p.m., Campus Center Room 375
, Uptown Campus

 

Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is the author of the new memoir, My Dyslexia (2011), a first-hand exploration of the mind’s ability to triumph over its own disabilities. Unable to read until the age of 11, Schultz avoided a medical explanation of his difficulties until his oldest son was diagnosed with the same condition. The author of seven books of poetry, Schultz received the Pulitzer Prize for Failure (2007), a collection that investigates the many varieties of failure, both personal and artistic. In praise, poet Tony Hoagland called Schultz, “one of the least affected of American poets, and one of the fiercest.” His other collections include The God of Loneliness (2010) and Living in the Past (2004).

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