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Peter Sacks has read for the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series on several occasions: September 29, 1988, April 12, 1989, and on December 12, 1995 for the Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute.
The poetry of Sacks traces the landscapes and spiritual journeys that accompanied him from his childhood in South Africa to his “Pilgrim’s Progress” in North America. He writes of his most recent work, Necessity, that “the poems make and record an unavoidable but potentially self-clarifying quest in the face of injustice, atrocity, beauty.” A professor at Harvard, Sacks’s collections of poetry include PromisedLands and Old Wheel.
Visit his Poetry Foundation page for more information.