Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Fall 2004 Newsletter

The Return of P.O.P. Culture


Longhorns' placekicker Dusty Mangum reads for
"Poetry and Sport."


Performing artist Genevieve Van Cleve gets
pithy at "SLAM!"


The TexManiacs liven up Poetry on the Plaza's
Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The advent of the fall semester signals the beginning of another annual occasion: Poetry on the Plaza. In its fifth year since inception, Poetry on the Plaza will feature an array of poetry on a broad range of themes, beginning with our annual visit from Actors from the London Stage on Wednesday, September 22.

Poetry on the Plaza is a monthly noontime reading series sponsored by the Ransom Center. It is generally held on the first Wednesday of each month and features the works of authors whose papers are housed at the Center. Readers are drawn from the local community and have included professors and students at the university as well as local celebrities.

The readings take place on the plaza directly east of the Ransom Center's main entrance. Poetry on the Plaza is free and open to the public. In cases of inclement weather, readings will be held in the Ransom Center's Lobby.

During the month of April, Poetry on the Plaza celebrates National Poetry Month with weekly events.

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