Poetry Reading

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  March 23, 2004

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:
Poetry Reading by Author
David Mason at Cal State L.A.

The English Department and the College of Arts and Letters at California State University, Los Angeles, to present a poetry reading by David Mason, author of three collections of poetry—The Buried Houses, The Country I Remember, and Arrivals—and a book of essays, entitled The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry.

Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m.

Cal State L.A. University-Student Union, Alhambra Rooms A & B. The University is located at the Eastern Ave. exit, San Bernardino Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lots A, C, F and G, or upper level of north Parking Structure II.

David Mason is also a distinguished translator and has edited or co-edited a number of anthologies, including McGraw-Hill’s Twentieth-Century American Poetry and Twentieth-Century American Poetics.

Writing of The Country I Remember, Joyce Carol Oates observes, “This is a work of extraordinary warmth, vigor, imagination, and sympathy . . . as if, by magic, the experiences are our own, seen through the prism of memory and poetry.”

And, Mary Jo Salter says of The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry, “In [Mason’s] essays we follow a subtle and trustworthy literary mind absorbing, defining, and appreciating the achievements of sensibilities both similar to and unlike his own. By taking pleasure in poetry, he gives us even more.”

For more information, call the English Department at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-4140.

WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA – California State University, Los Angeles: A comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 21,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system.

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