Denison Beck Lecture Series Welcomes Poet John Koethe
Posted: October 17, 2005
Denison University's Beck Lecture Series welcomes John Koethe, as part of the Ohio Poetry Circuit, with a reading at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 26) in the Barney Davis Board Room. The reading is free and open to the public.
Koethe is the author of several collections of poetry, includingFalling Water(1997), which received the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award from Claremont Graduate University,The Constructor(1999), which was a finalist for The New Yorker Book Award and the Lenore Marshall Award, andNorth Point North: New and Selected Poems(2002), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He also is the author ofPoetry at One Remove: Essays(2001) andThe Continuity of Wittgenstein's Thought(1996). In presenting the Tufts Award toFalling Water, the award's panel of judges cited Koethe's poetry, "...written with a philosopher's ear for the spare beauty of abstraction...They move the reader both as music and as meaning."
Koethe was educated both at Harvard and Princeton Universities. He has received Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and is currently a distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Beck Lecture Series welcomes Ohio Poetry Circuit poet John Koethe; 8 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 26), Barney Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Please call (740) 587-6207 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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