Noted poet Wallace Stevens '00 will give a reading of his own work at 4:30 p.m. today in New Lecture Hall under the auspices of the Morris Gray Poetry Fund. The reading is free and open to the public.
Stevens has successfully combined the careers of insurance executive and writer. Graduating from Harvard College in 1900, he entered New York University Law School. Stevens later became associated with the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co., of which he has been vice-president since 1934.
In 1917 Stevens began to publish the magazine "Poetry," for which he has won two prizes. He also was awarded the Bollingen Prize from the Yale University Library in 1949. Among his works are "Harmonium," a collection of lyric poems, "Auroras of Autumn," and several plays.