Poet Dick Davis Reads at Denison
Date of Event: September 10, 2008
Posted: September 1, 2008
Denison University welcomes poet and translator Dick Davis as the opening speaker for the Beck Lecture Series at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Barney-Davis Hall Board Room (200 West Loop). Davis is professor of Persian and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University. The program is free and open to the public.
Davis has produced more than 20 books as an author, translator and editor. His second book of poems received the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature; the British edition of his selected poems was chosen as Book of the Year by The Times (London) and The Daily Telegraph (London); and the American edition received the Ingram Merrill Award. A later book of poems, “Belonging,” was selected as Poetry Book of the Year in The Economist. Davis will read from his recent work, including his book of poems, “A Trick of Sunlight.”
The Beck Lecture Series was established in 1962 by Gordon C. Beck in memory of his wife, Harriet Ewens Beck, of the Denison class of 1910. The series brings established writers to the Denison campus. Harriet E. Beck held a lifelong interest in creative writing.
Future speakers for the Beck Lecture Series include V.V. Ganeshanathan, fiction writer and journalist (Oct. 2) and Ander Monson, winner of the GLCA creative nonfiction award (Oct. 30).
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