the 1930s, and participated in the Resistance movement against the Nazis during World War II. After
several years in the diplomatic service, he severed his
ties with the post-war Polish government and came
to America. He now teaches in the Department of
Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of
His books of poetry in English translation include
Bells in Winter (1978), Selected Poems (1973), The Separate Notebooks (1986),
and Unattainable Earth (1986).
Professor Milosz was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for literature in 1978, the Nobel Prize
for literature in 1980, and is a member of the
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
The visit of this distinguished poet is sponsored by
the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies. There will
be a small dinner by invitation only. Everyone is
invited to Mr. Milosz' address and reading, which
will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Pickford Auditorium.