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February 20, 2002

Poet Mario Susko to Read at UMBC

UMBC's Department of English and the Humanities Forum present poet Mario Susko, who will read from his poetry on Thursday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. in the University Center, room 310. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Department of English at 410.455.52384.

A three-time Fulbright scholar, Susko has published fifty-nine books, nineteen of which are volumes of poems. He has also edited and translated several anthologies and is the recipient of several awards.

Enigmatic and intense, Susko brings to his poetry an awareness honed in the conflict in Bosnia. Stranded in a bombed-out apartment building for three months, Susko emerged not angry or embittered, but determined to share his insights into man's inhumanity. A renowned translator of American authors into his native language, Susko, a graduate of NYU, now lives in Long Island and teaches at Nassau Community College.

This event is also sponsored by Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society.

Posted by dwinds1 at February 20, 2002 12:00 AM