Anselm Hollo, a Finnish poet, translator and longtime Naropa University professor, died last February. He was 78.
Anselm Hollo, a Finnish poet, translator and longtime Naropa University professor, died last February. He was 78. (Naropa University/Jack Greene)

CORRECTION: This article orignally misreporeted the date of Anselm Hollo's memorial and the month in which he died.

Naropa University is hosting an artist's reception and memorial on July 7 for Anselm Hollo, a professor who died in January at age 78.

The artist's reception is from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lincoln Building on Naropa's Arapahoe Campus in Boulder. The memorial is from 4 to 6 p.m. July 7 at Naropa's Performing Arts Center on the Arapahoe campus, 2130 Arapahoe.

A widely revered poet, Hollo published more than 40 original titles in the U.K. and U.S. He also translated into several languages the works of authors such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Miguel de Cervantes and his close friend Allen Ginsberg.

Hollo taught creative writing in 18 different institutions of higher education, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Colorado and SUNY Buffalo

In 1985, he settled in Boulder, teaching classes in surrealism, European poetry and contemporary poetry at Naropa's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.