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Trent University Announces Appearance by Caribbean Poet Lorna Goodison



Eighth Annual Rooke Lecture Series Continues February 9


Tuesday, February 7, 2006, Peterborough


Trent University is pleased to announce that Lorna Goodison, one of the best-known poets from the Caribbean region, will be speaking as part of the eighth annual Rooke Lecture series on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peterborough Public Library.


Ms. Goodison has published six volumes of poetry and two short story collections. In 1986 she received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for North and South America and her most recent poetry collection, To Us, All Flowers are Roses, was awarded a Gold Star by the magazine Booklist. Born in Jamaica, where much of her poetry is rooted, Ms. Goodison now lives in Toronto and in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia and teaches at the University of Michigan and in the English department at the University of Toronto.

The 2005/2006 Rooke Lecture Series honours the late Gordon Roper, professor emeritus, Trent University. A long-time resident of Peterborough, Professor Roper's distinguished career led from Peterborough to the University of Chicago, Yale University and the University of Toronto, before he returned home to conclude his teaching years at Trent.


Ms. Goodison’s appearance is free and open to the public.




For more information, please contact:

Trent University’s Department of English, 748.1733



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