Poet Linda Gregerson to read for Writing Program Reading Series Feb. 23 and March 2

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

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

Both talks — part of The Writing Program’s spring Reading Series — are free and open to the public and take place in Hurst Lounge, Room 201, Duncker Hall, on the university’s Hilltop Campus. Duncker Hall is located at the northwest corner of Brookings Quadrangle, near the intersection of Brookings and Hoyt drives. For more information, call (314) 935-7130.

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 also has 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.

Calendar Summary

WHO: Poet Linda Gregerson

WHAT: Two events

WHEN: Reading from her work: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23; Talk on “The Social Life of Poems:” 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2

WHERE: Hurst Lounge, Room 201 Duncker Hall

COST: Free

INFORMATION: (314) 935-7130