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Media Advisory

Robert Thomas to read for Lunch Poems
 

29 September 2003

ATTENTION: FEATURE, BOOK EDITORS

Contact: Kathleen Maclay
(510) 643-5651 ckm@pa.urel.berkeley.edu


WHAT
A reading at the University of California, Berkeley's popular Lunch Poems series by Robert Thomas, who for 20 years had been a legal secretary in San Francisco, writing in obscurity. Last year, the Oakland resident won the Poems Out Loud Award, judged by Pulitzer Prize-winner Yusef Komunyakaa.

WHEN
12:10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2.

WHERE
Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library, UC Berkeley

DETAILS
Lunch Poems is under the direction of Robert Hass, a UC Berkeley professor of English and former U.S. poet laureate. The readings take place on the first Thursday of the month, September through May. Readings can also be viewed a day later on the Web at: http://lunchpoems.berkeley.edu, where you can also see readings from previous years.


For more information, call (510) 642-0137 or go online to http://lunchpoems.berkeley.edu.