S172. 50 Years of the Pitt Poetry Series: Readings from the Northeast Quadrant

Marquis Salon 6, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Saturday, February 11, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

 

Poets with recent books in the Pitt Poetry Series, living in the Northeast, read from their work.

Moderator:

Sharon Dolin is the author of six poetry books, most recently: Manual for Living, Whirlwind, and Burn and Dodge, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. She directs Writing About Art in Barcelona and The Center for Book Arts Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition.

Jan Beatty’s five books of poetry include Jackknife: New and Selected Poems, The Switching Yard, and Red Sugar. Beatty hosts Prosody, a Public Radio show featuring national writers. She directs creative writing at Carlow University, Madwomen in the Attic workshops, and teaches in the MFA program.

Alicia Ostriker is author of fourteen collections of poetry, most recently The Book of Seventy, which received the National Jewish Book Award, The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979–2011, which brought her a Paterson Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog.

David Wojahn's ninth collection of poetry For the Scribe is forthcoming. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and in the MFA in Writing Program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Afaa M. Weaver is the author of fourteen collections of poetry and several plays. The Government of Nature won the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. City of Eternal Spring won the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Award. He has won four Pushcart Prizes, an NEA (1985), a Pew (1998), and a Fulbright (2002) to Taiwan.

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