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2010.08.31> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

UNO to Host “An Evening With Two Irish Poets” on Sept. 7

Omaha -The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host "An Evening with Two Irish Poets: Seamus Cashman and Joan McBreen" on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the William H. & Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. The free event—open to the campus community and public--begins at 7:30 p.m.

A poet and publisher, Cashman founded the Irish literary publishing house Wolfhound Press in 1974 and was its publisher until 2001. He has published three poetry collections, including the award-winning Something Beginning with P: new poems from Irish poets (The O’Brien Press, 2004). Cashman also works as a publishing consultant, editor and creative writing tutor.

McBreen is the author of four poetry collections, and an anthology of 20th century Irish women poets, The White Page/ An Bhileog Bhán, now in its third reprint. Her poetry is published widely in Ireland and abroad and has been broadcast, anthologized and translated into many languages. She also has a CD, The Long Light on the Land – Selected Poems, read to a background of traditional Irish airs and classical music.

Cashman and McBreen will also meet with students, faculty and staff earlier in the day when they hold a fireside chat in the Milo Bail Student Center. The informal one-hour session starts at 1 p.m.

“These are world-class writers who are visiting our campus and community,” said John Price, a UNO English professor and writer. “I know our students and the public will enjoy the evening we are planning."

UNO’s English Department, Thompson Learning Community, English Department Dual-Enrollment and International Studies and Programs all are event sponsors. For more information, call (402) 554-2635.

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