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“Dean of Vietnam War Poetry” to visit campus

W.D. Ehrhart, “the dean of Vietnam war poetry,” will read from his work, followed by a discussion on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in room 125, Luerssen Building. This event is sponsored by the American Studies degree program, and it is free and open to the public.

Ehrhart is one of the best-known of the Vietnam veteran writers who emerged in the 1970s. Much of his work is rooted in the experience of that war, although his poetry touches on other subjects. He has written seven books of poetry and six books of nonfiction; edited or co-edited four anthologies, and appeared on NPR and in several PBS documentaries. Ehrhart holds a doctoral degree in American Studies and currently teaches at the Haverford School near Philadelphia.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Ray Mazurek, Coordinator of the American Studies program and Associate Professor of English, via e-mail at RAM2@psu.edu.
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