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Spring 2014


Thursday, March 6, 2014
Nancy Bentley, University of Pennsylvania
Tudor and Stuart Lecture
Gilman 130D
4:15pm

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Anne-Lise Francois, Berkeley
Tudor and Stuart Lecture
Gilman 130D
4:15pm

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
David Kurnick, Rutgers
ELH Colloquium
Gilman 130D
4:30pm - Note new start time

NEW DATE Friday, April 11, 2014
Brenda Hillman
Poetry Reading
Gilman 132
5:15pm

BRENDA HILLMAN

Born in 1951 in Tucson, Arizona, Hillman earned degrees at Pomona College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. The author of over ten books of poetry, she has received numerous awards for her work including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, as well as a Pushcart Prize and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award.

Her collection Bright Existence (1993) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Loose Sugar (1997) a finalist for the National Book Critic's Circle Award. Most recently, she has written a four-book series focusing on the ancient elements, environmental politics, and poetic form: Cascadia (2001), Pieces of Air in the Epic (2003), Practical Water (2010), and Seasonal Works With Letters on Fire (2013), which was a long-list finalist for the National Book Award.

Hillman holds the Olivia Filippi Chair in Poetry at St. Mary's College, in Moraga, California.

 



Friday, April 25, 2014
Caroline Bergvall
Poetry Reading
Gilman 132
4:15pm

CAROLINE BERGVALL

Poet, sound and installation artist Caroline Bergvall is the author of Meddle English: New and Selected Texts (2011), Fig (2005), Goan Atom (2001) and Eclat. (1996). She is working on an ongoing collaborative project called DRIFT: A journey through contemporary and ancient sea travels: from Anglo-Saxon to Nordic to current sea migrancies, performed live with Norwegian percussionist INGAR ZACH and Swiss visual artist THOMAS KOPPEL.

She has also exhibited/performed at: MOMA (NY), DIA Arts Foundation (NY), MCA (Denver), Fundacio Tapiès (Barcelona), Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), The Serpentine Gallery (London), MCA (Antwerp), MACBA (Barcelona), Wood Street Galleries (Pittsburgh), Godsbanen (Aarhus), ao.

Bergvall was the Judith E. Wilson Fellow in Poetry and Drama 2012-13 (University of Cambridge). She was Director of Performance Writing, Dartington College of Arts (1995-2000), co-Chair MFA in Writing, Bard College (NY, 2005-2007), Honorary Fellow, Birkbeck College, London (2000-2003), and is a guest faculty at Naropa's Writing Summer School.


 

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