Beck Lecture Series Welcomes Former U.S. Poet Laureate Louise GlÃ¼ck
Date of Event: September 28, 2005
Posted: September 19, 2005
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise GlÃ¼ck will visit Denison University as part of the Beck Series for Visiting Writers. GlÃ¼ck will participate in a discussion and question and answer session at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 28) in the Barney Davis Boardroom. That evening she will give a poetry reading at 8 p.m. in Slayter Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.
GlÃ¼ck is the author of nine books of poetry, including "The Seven Ages," "Vita Nova," "Ararat" and "The Triumph of Achilles." Her book "The Wild Iris" received the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 and the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Award. She also has published a collection of essays, titled "Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry," which is widely admired for its penetrating insights on poetry and creativity.
Ann Townsend, associate professor of English, said that the English department's creative writing faculty has worked for some time to bring GlÃ¼ck to campus. "We are thrilled that she will hold a question and answer session in the afternoon, as well as read her poetry in the evening," she said. "Her poetry is candid, intimate, intensely powerful, filled with stark and startling images. She is an important contemporary American poet, and her reading should be one of this semester's most memorable events."
GlÃ¼ck's other honors include the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is also a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. In September of 2003, GlÃ¼ck accepted a one-year appointment as the United States Poet Laureate.
GlÃ¼ck is currently writer-in-residence at Yale University. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Beck Series for Visiting Writers hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise GlÃ¼ck; discussion and question and answer session at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 28) in the Barney Davis Boardroom (220 West Loop); poetry reading at 8 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. 28), Slayter Auditorium (200 North Road), followed by book signing and reception. Free and open to the public. For more information contact 740-587-6207.
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