Award-Winning Poet to Give Reading at Buffalo Seminary
Posted 03/07/2012 05:04PM

Dr. Ralph Black will give a poetry reading for students, faculty, families and friends at Buffalo Seminary on Friday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m. A reception hosted by the English Department will immediately follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Ralph Black's poems have appeared in The Gettysburg and Georgia Reviews, West Branch, Passages North and 32 Poems, among other journals. He is the recipient of the Chelsea Poetry Prize and the Anne Halley Poetry Prize from The Massachusetts Review. He is the author of Turning Over the Earth, from Milkweed Editions, and The Apple Psalms, from Paper Lantern Press.

Dr. Black lives in Rochester, N.Y., and teaches at the State University of New York at Brockport, where he is Co-Director of the Brockport Writers Forum. He earned his B.A. from the University of Oregon and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University.

Earlier this year, he was named the 2012 Elizabeth McNulty Wilkinson ’25 Poet. Sem students are studying his works in detail through poetry workshops led by poet Ansie Baird '55.

Buffalo Seminary, or Sem, is located at 205 Bidwell Parkway in the historic Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y. Founded in 1851, Sem is Western New York’s only independent high school for girls, and the only all-girls school in the area with a residential program. We offer an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory curriculum and are a member of The New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). Sem is also a charter affiliate member of The Online School for Girls (OSG). To learn more, visit

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