- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky is coming to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Pinsky will read his work and discuss his creative process during a free event Wednesday at the O’Leary Library Learning Commons.

Pinsky served as the nation’s official poet from 1997 to 2000.

As poet laureate, he created the Favorite Poem Project, which asked people from across the country to submit their best-loved poem for inclusion in poetry anthologies.

He is the author of more than 18 books and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the PEN American Center.

Pinsky has also appeared on “The Colbert Report” and voiced an animated version of himself on “The Simpsons.”

The event is open to students and the public. Pinsky will sign copies of his books after the event.

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