University of Pittsburgh
October 19, 2004

Poet Peter Blair to Give Reading at Pitt Oct. 27

The reading will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Book Center
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—Poet Peter Blair will give a reading from his most recent book, The Divine Salt (Autumn House Press, 2003), at noon Oct. 27 in the University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is free and open to the public.

Author of the 1999 Washington Prize-winning Last Heat (Word Works, 2000), Blair has worked in a psychiatric ward, a steel mill, and served three years in the Peace Corps in Thailand. He earned the Ph.D. degree in American literature at the University of Iowa and resides in Charlotte, N.C., with his wife and son.

This event is sponsored by Pitt's University Book Center and Autumn House Press. For more information, contact Melissa Grube at 412-648-1453.