Today is the hundredth anniversary of poet George Oppen‘s birth. Oppen, who died in 1984, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1969. In 1990 Duke published The Selected Letters of George Oppen, edited by Rachel Blau DuPlessis. SUNY Buffalo is holding a Centenary celebration of Oppen featuring readings and speakers. DuPlessis will give a keynote address at the celebration.