The University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies presents a free, public reading by poet Daniel Tobin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the O’Shaughnessy Room of the university’s O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

Tobin, who grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., teaches at Carthage College and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His book of poems, Where the World is Made, was co-winner of the 1998 Bakeless Prize. He also is the author of a critical study, Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, published by the University of Kentucky in 1998. He currently is working on a critical study of Irish-American poetry.

Tobin’s work has appeared in journals such as Poetry, Paris Review, The Nation and Ploughshares, and anthologies that include The Breadloaf Anthology of New American Poets, Urban Nature and the 1996-97 Yearbook of American Poetry and Anthology of Magazine Verse.

His manuscript of poems, The Son’s Book, was a finalist for the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize and the Marianne Moore Award, and several others. In 1995, he won the prestigious poetry prize from The Nation. He also has won a Robert Frost Fellowship from the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference and a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information on Tobin’s reading, please call the UST Center for Irish Studies, (651) 962-5662. For more information on the center, visit its Web site at http://www.stthomas.edu/www/CIS_http/.