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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Poet Laureate of Queens Reads During Writers-on-the-Shore

SALISBURY, MD---Hal Sirowitz, the Poet Laureate of Queens, NY, reads from his nationally known works during the next installment of Salisbury University’s Writers-on-the-Shore Spring Literary Festival 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Worcester Room of the Commons. Sirowitz’ national appearances include National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, PBS’ Poetry Heaven and MTV’s Spoken Word Unplugged. He has published four volumes of poetry: Mother Said (1996) and My Therapist Said (1998) from Crown and Before, During and After (2003) and Father Said from Soft Skull Press. He is a recipient of a Fellowship in Creative Writing from the National Endowment for the Arts. His reading ushers in the latest edition of Mid-Atlantic Review, SU’s literary journal. SU student poets and fiction writers read their works at the event to celebrate the journal. Free copies are available. A reception follows. Sponsored by the English Department, the readings are free and the public is cordially invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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