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The Center for Literary Arts presents
Author: Peter Balakian
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00PM
Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo de San Antonio
Located between 2nd and 3rd Streets in downtown San Jose.
Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage - $5 flat fee after 6 PM
Peter Balakian is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Ozone Journal, which recounts the speaker's memory of excavating the bones of Armenian genocide victims in the Syrian desert with a crew of television journalists. He is the author of five other poetry collections and the memoir Black Dog of Fate, winner of the PEN/Albrand Prize for memoir, and The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response. Balakian has published essays on poetry, culture, art, and social thought, and he’s appeared widely on national television and radio: ABC World News Tonight, The Charlie Rose Show, Terry Gross’s Fresh Air, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and CNN. He teaches at Colgate University.
Reading and conversation with SJSU President Mary Papazian, in conjunction with Legacy of Poetry Day.