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Beth Sorensen
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ONE OF RUSSIA'S FOREMOST LIVING POETS TO READ HIS WORKS AT REED

Portland, OR (September 8, 2003)–Alexander Kushner, one of Russia's foremost living poets, will be reading from his recent works in Russian, with translations read by the distinguished translator Judson Rosengrant, on Wednesday, September 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Reed's psychology auditorium. The reading, sponsored by the Reed Russian department, is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Reed events site or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

Alexander Kushner is the 2001 winner of the prestigious Pushkin Prize in Poetry and the State Prize in Literature, and he is editor in chief of the preeminent Novaja Biblioteka Poèta [New Library of the Poet] the imprint of Russia's most authoritative and scholarly editions of poetry. He is author of numerous volumes of verse and prose, including Dnevnye sny [Daydreams], 1986; Nocnaia muzyka [Night Music], 1991; and Apollon v snegu, 1991, published by Farrar Straus and Giroux under the title Apollo in the Snow.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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