poetry@mit hosts reading by Paul Violi


Paul Violi, called "the best satirical mind in contemporary poetry" by Andrei Codrescu of National Public Radio, will read from his latest book, Fracas, on Thursday, March 18 at 7pm in Rm 14E-304.

Mr. Violi is an iconoclast who writes experimental poems, but with a sense of humor, according to William Corbett, writer-in-residence at MIT and organizer of the "poetry@mit" series. Fracas, Violi's newly published seventh book is "vital, brash and often very funny," said Mr. Corbett. Mr. Violi is on the faculty of New York University.

The poetry@mit series is sponsored by the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. For more information, call x3-7894.

A version of this
article appeared in the
March 17, 1999

issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume
43, Number
23).


Topics: Literature, languages and writing

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