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Poet Kevin Hart to give pair of lectures at BYU Sept. 8-9

Kevin Hart, poet, professor and chair of Christian studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, will present two lectures during a visit to Brigham Young University.

A poetry reading, hosted by the English Department, will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in 1060 Harold B. Lee Library followed by a reception in the adjacent Special Collections classroom. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, also in 1060 HBLL, the Philosophy Department will host a lecture. Both lectures are free, and the public is welcome.

Hart is the author of several collections of poetry, including “Free Tree: Selected Poems” and “Wicked Heat.” He has recently completed a new collection of poetry titled “Morning Knowledge.”

Hart’s poetry has won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry, Grace Leven Prize for Poetry, the John Shaw Neilson Award for Poetry and the Christopher Brennan Award by the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

In addition to his poetry, Hart has taught philosophy, English and literature at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and Monash University in Australia. In 2001, he accepted a position at the University of Notre Dame.

He graduated from the Australian National University with an honors degree in philosophy. He also attended Stanford University on a writing scholarship and received a doctorate from the University of Melbourne.

For more information, contact Karen Steineckert at (801) 422-2721 or at karen_steineckert@byu.edu.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

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