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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 12, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 11
Scottish Poet Douglas Dunn to Read at Homewood, East Balto.

Photo by Gordon Wright

Renowned Scottish poet Douglas Dunn will visit Johns Hopkins for three events this week: At Homewood, a reading on Monday, Nov. 12, and a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 13, both presented by the Writing Seminars; and in East Baltimore, a reading on Thursday, Nov. 15, presented by the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center.

The reading on Nov. 12 will be at 6 p.m. in 111 Mergenthaler.

The Nov. 13 event is the 96th annual Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture and will be at 6 p.m. in 110 Maryland Hall.

The Turnbull Poetry Lecture, given through the generosity of a gift made in 1889 in memory of Percy Graeme Turnbull (1878-87), has brought to Homewood some of the most distinguished voices in poetry and criticism, including Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, W.H. Auden, Charles Eliot Norton, R.P. Blackmur, Northrop Frye, W.S. Merwin and Harold Bloom.

The Nov. 15 event is part of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center's Inaugural Arts and Psychiatry Series. It starts at 5 p.m. in Hurd Hall at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Under the theme "Grief and Depres-sion: Disease or the Human Condition?" the event includes introductory remarks by Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine and author of An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness; a reading by Dunn from his collection Elegies, which was written after his wife's death from cancer in 1981 and was named the Whitbread Book of the Year for 1985; and an interview with Dunn conducted by J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., director of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and psychiatrist in chief at the hospital.

Dunn has published more than a dozen collections of poems. He is a professor of English and director of the Scottish Studies Center at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He was named an officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2003. Dunn became a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1981 and is a regular contributor of articles and reviews to newspapers and journals including The Glasgow Herald, The New Yorker and The Times Literary Supplement in the United Kingdom.


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