VVISITING WRITERS SERIES
Spring 2013 Schedule
January 31 -- Emily Barton & Melanie Rae Thon (Memorial Hall)
March 14 -- Lysley Tenorio (University Club)
March 28 -- Clark Coolidge (Memorial Hall)
April 25 -- Matthew Zapruder, Dan Chelotti & Lisa Olstein (University Museum
of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Center)
For nearly fifty years, the Visiting Writers Series has brought
outstanding renowned and emerging poets and writers to the university
campus for public readings of new work. All are free and open to the
public. Information about past readers can be found at the Visiting
Writers Series website.
The Academy of American Poets announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Ashbery has selected Chris Hosea (MFA '06) as the recipient of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award, the Academy's prestigious first book prize. As the winner of the Whitman Award, Hosea's manuscript, Put Your Hands In, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2014 and the Academy of American Poets will purchase and distribute thousands of copies of the book to its members.
On June 7, 2012, the Library of Congress appointed Natasha Trethewey (MFA ’95) as the next United States Poet Laureate. Ms. Trethewey is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of three collections of poetry and is currently a professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more about this event and listen to interviews on NPR at the links listed below:
Read the Library of Congress Press Release here, the New York Times article here. Listen to interviews with her on NPR and here.
Fall 2011 marks the publication of Peter Gizzi’s, Threshold Songs (Wesleyan University Press) and Sabina Murray’s Tales of the New World (Grove Press). James Tate’s Eternal Ones of the Dream: Selected Poems Later Poems (Ecco) and Noy Holland’s Swim for the Littlest One First (FC2) are forthcoming spring 2012.
On Aug. 4, 2011, James Tate's poetry was featured as part of Tanglewood's 2011 Festival of Contemporary Music. Under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winning Charles Wuorinen, the 2011 Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood premiered Wuorinen's It Happened Like This, a dramatic, semi-staged, operatic cantata with four singers and 12 instrumentalists, set to six selections from James Tate's Return to the City of White Donkeys (2004). Read the reviews...