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February 11th, 2016

  • Image preview 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Linda Gregerson
    Linda Gregerson’s books of poetry include Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, 1976 to 2014 (Mariner Books, 2015);The Selvage (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012); Magnetic North (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), a finalist for the National Book Award; Waterborne (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996), a finalist for both The Poet’s Prize and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; and Fire in the Conservatory (Dragon Gate Press, 1982).

    In 2015, Gregerson was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She teaches American poetry and Renaissance literature at the University of Michigan, where she also directs the MFA program in creative writing.

February 24th, 2016

  • Image preview 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by David Baker

    David Baker is author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Never-Ending Birds (Norton), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize in 2011, and a forthcoming volume, Scavenger Loop.  His five books of prose include Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems (Michigan, 2014) and, with Ann Townsend, Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (Graywolf, 2007).  Among his awards are prizes and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Society of America, and Society of Midland Authors.  He holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and is Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review.

March 3rd, 2016

  • Image preview 7:00pm: A Poetry Reading by D.A. Powell
    D. A. Powell’s most recent books are Repast (2014) and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (2012) which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. His honors include the Kingsley Tufts Prize in Poetry, the Shelley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and an Arts & Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, Powell has taught at University of Iowa, UT-Austin, Columbia, Davidson and Stanford. He lives in San Francisco.

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March 16th, 2016

  • Image preview 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Mark Levine
    Mark Levine is the author of three books of poems, DebtEnola Gay, and The Wilds, and a book of nonfiction, F5

    A member of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop faculty since 1999, he has also worked extensively as a journalist for magazines including The New York Times MagazineOutside, and The New Yorker, and he currently writes a monthly column for Bicycling.

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    Amy Lowell, an American poet who died in 1925, established in her will an annual scholarship which supports overseas travel for American-born poets. Outstanding poets are selected to receive funding for one year of travel outside of North America in whatever location that will best improve their poetry. During this period, recipients are not allowed to return to North America and keep their scholarship without committee approval.
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    In February, the Department of English hosted a well-attended poetry symposium, cosponsored by the Kinsman Foundation, to explore the relevancy of poetry in today’s world.
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