The Plutzik Series
The Plutzik Memorial Poetry Series was inaugurated in the fall of 1962, through a gift (covering the first year) from Joseph C. Wilson. The first Director was Professor Russell Peck; initial readers were W. D. Snodgrass (HP's colleague at the University of Rochester in the late '50s), I. J. Salomon, X. J. Kennedy, and Anthony Hecht.
In its first twenty years, the Series brought over 150 poets and writers to Rochester; administered by the University of Rochester English Department, it has become one of the most prestigious poetry series in the country. Plutzik Series readings are free and, in the spirit of Hyam Plutzik's service to the community, open to the general public.
Fifty Years of Poetry, Fiction and Conversation
Opening program with reflections by Russell Peck (John Hall Deane Professor of English), Phil Witte (Class of 2010), and Ed Moran (poet and independent scholar)