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Hazo to be Paid Tribute at Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures

Dr. Samuel J. Hazo, McAnulty Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Duquesne University and founder of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, will be honored at the 37th Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures.

Hazo, the first state poet for Pennsylvania (1993-2003), a playwright and novelist, will speak and be spoken about at the symposium, The Voice in the Poem: Samuel J. Hazo.

The event will start at 4 p.m., on Monday, April 19, in the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom.

This special tribute will be followed by a reception and banquet. Cost is $30 per person; for more information, call 412.396.6415.

The symposium director is Dr. Carla E. Lucente and chair is Karl J. Skutski, both of the Duquesne Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Honorary chair is Dr. G. Foster Provost, Duquesne Professor Emeritus of English.

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