Poet Gregerson to read for Writing Program Reading Series

Poet Linda Gregerson, the visiting Fannie Hurst Professor of Creative Literature in the Writing Program in Arts & Sciences, will read from her work at 8 p.m. Feb. 23.

In addition, Gregerson will speak on “The Social Life of Poems” at 8 p.m. March 2.

Both talks — part of The Writing Program’s spring Reading Series — are free and open to the public and will take place in Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall, Room 201.

Gregerson is the author of three collections of poetry: Fire in the Conservatory (1982); The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996), a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize and The Poets Prize; and Waterborne (2002), winner of the 2003 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Triquarterly, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly and The Kenyon Review.

Gregerson has also written two volumes of criticism: The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton and the English Protestant Epic (1995) and Negative Capability: Contemporary American Poetry (2001).

Her numerous honors include awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America and the Modern Poetry Association, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gregerson is the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature.

For more information, call 935-7130.