Date:      2 March 2007

To:        All UF Graduate Students

From:      Rutecleia P. Zarin
           UF Translation Studies Certificate Program
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The UF Translation Studies Certificate Program is presenting a lecture and
poetry reading, "Poetry and Zen," by poet and author Sam Hamill from 4:00
p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, 5 March 2007 in 3102 Turlington Hall on the UF
Sam Hamill is the author of more than forty books, and some of the most
distinguished translations of ancient Chinese and Japanese classics of the
last half-century. His works include Almost "Paradise: Selected Poems &
Translations" (2005), "Dumb Luck" (2002), and "Gratitude" (1998). He is
Founding Editor of Copper Canyon Press. He has edited The Gift of Tongues:
Twenty Years of Poetry, The Erotic Spirit, and the Selected Poems of Thomas
McGrath, among other works. He taught in prisons for fourteen years and has
worked extensively with battered women and children. He is the recipient of
various awards, including the Stanley Lindberg Lifetime Achievement Award
for Editing, the Washington Poets' Association Lifetime Achievement in
Poetry, and the Condecoracion de la Universidad de Carabobo in Valencia,
Venezuela. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to Rutecleia Zarin at [log in to unmask]

For information on this event or the UF Translation Program, please go to or contact Elizabeth Lowe, Director of the
Program, at [log in to unmask]; 319 Grinter Hall (Room 385); telephone
(352) 392-0375, extension 809.

Thank you.