NEWS RELEASE: Dyson Student Honored with Kelly Herbert Writing Award

Roberto Chavez (pictured, left), a Dyson College history major, was awarded the first Kelly Herbert Writing Award for his poem “Not in This Neighborhood” on May 4 at the annual NYC English Writing Awards ceremony on Pace University’s New York City campus.

NEW YORK, NY – Roberto Chavez, a Dyson College history major, was awarded the first Kelly Herbert Writing Award for his poem “Not in This Neighborhood” on May 4 at the annual NYC English Writing Awards ceremony on Pace University’s New York City campus.

This new award was endowed by Julie Hanus; it is administered by the Pace Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Ally (LGBTQA) student, staff, faculty, and alumni Task Force. The award was named after a Pace alumna, Kelly Herbert, who was a NYC English/Women’s and Gender Studies major. While at Pace, she also won a prestigious English Dept. writing award: The David A. Bickimer—Promise of Learnings /Academy of American Poets Prize, established through the Academy of American Poets by John Ashbery, a world-renowned poet and translator, and a friend of Pace.

Now Manager of the Pace Counseling Center, Herbert is also a Co-Chair of the LGBTQA Task Force, which has chosen the English Department awards ceremony to present this prize each year, inviting current Pace students to submit writing.  The Task Force chooses the winner from entries in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, or nonfiction essays about LGBTQA issues and topics.  The `$1000 award is given to a student who demonstrates excellence.

“The NYC English Dept. is extremely proud to be chosen as the host of this award. It is emblematic of the tremendous responsibility we have in the Pace community to welcome, support, and praise the work of the Pace LGBTQA student, staff, faculty, and alumni Task Force,” said Director of Writing, Eugene Richie.

Pace University Poetry Series Presents Kevin Pilkington, Rafael Campo and Molly Peacock

Poets Kevin Pilkington, Rafael Campo and Molly Peacock will read from their works at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 25, Thursday, October 17, and Wednesday, November 6 respectively, at Pace University’s Kessel Campus Center, 861 Bedford Rd. (Rte. 117/Campus Entrance 3). The readings are free and open to the public and will be followed by discussion and book signing.

PLEASANTVILLE – Poets Kevin Pilkington, Rafael Campo and Molly Peacock will read from their works at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 25, Thursday, October 17, and Wednesday, November 6 respectively, at Pace University’s Kessel Campus Center, 861 Bedford Rd. (Rte. 117/Campus Entrance 3). The readings are free and open to the public and will be followed by discussion and book signing.

Kevin Pilkington’s book Spare Change was the 1997 La Jolla Poets Press National Book Series Award Winner. He has published four collections of poetry; the latest chapbook Getting By won the 1996 Ledge Prize. His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Iowa Review, and other journals. He is on the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and teaches at the New School for Social Research.

Rafael Campo is the author of three books of poetry: Diva (Duke University Press, 1999), which is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; What the Body Told (1996), winner of a Lambda Literary Award; and The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World (1994), winner of the National Poetry Series 1993 Open Competition. The Poetry of Healing (W. W. Norton, 1996), his collection of prose, also received a Lambda Literary Award for Memoir. He is a practicing physician at Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Molly Peacock has published four collections of poetry: And Live Apart (University of Missouri Press, 1980), Raw Heaven (Random House, 1984), Take Heart (Random House, 1989), and Original Love (W.W. Norton), as well as a literary memoir that examines a woman’s life choices, Paradise, Piece by Piece (Riverhead and McClelland & Stewart, 1998). Her poems appear in The Best of the Best American Poetry (Simon & Schuster, 1998) as well as in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Poetry, and other magazines.

The poetry readings are sponsored by Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts & Sciences and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Further assistance comes from the Dyson College Society of Fellows. Mr. Campo’s reading is co-sponsored by the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS).

For more information contact Jane Collins (jcollins@pace.edu) of the English and Communications Department. Phone: (914) 773-3737.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. More than 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

School of Dyson’s “Poets at Pace”

Poets Li-Young Lee and Cornelius Eady will read from their works on Wednesdays at 6:30pm, March 6th and April 17th respectively, at Pace University’s Kessel Campus Center, 861 Bedford Rd. (Rte. 117/Campus Entrance 3). The readings are free and open to the public.

February 20, 2002 Contact: Mary E. Horgan
(914) 923-2798
mhorgan@pace.edu

Pace University Poetry Series Presents

Li-Young Lee and Cornelius Eady

PLEASANTVILLE – Poets Li-Young Lee and Cornelius Eady will read from their works on Wednesdays at 6:30pm, March 6th and April 17th respectively, at Pace University’s Kessel Campus Center, 861 Bedford Rd. (Rte. 117/Campus Entrance 3). The readings are free and open to the public.

Li-Young Lee is the author of Rose, The City in Which I Love You, the memoir The Winged Seed: A Remembrance, and has just published a new volume of poems, Book of My Nights. He has won several awards including the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award, the Lannan Literary Award, the PEN Josephine Miles Award, the Guggenheim and the I.B. Lavan Award

Cornelius Eady is the author of seven volumes of poetry, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, You Don’t Miss Your Water, The Autobiography of a Jukebox and Brutal Imagination. He has been published in numerous journals, including Ploughshares, Kenyon Review and the Prairie Schooner. He has been honored with the Academy of American Poets Lamont Prize and fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations.

The poetry readings are sponsored by Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts & Sciences and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Further assistance comes from the Dyson College Society of Fellows.

For more information contact Jane Collins (jcollins@pace.edu) of the English and Communications Department. Phone: (914) 773-3737.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. More than 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.