Author Edward Hirsch '72 to read for Writers@Grinnell

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:30 am

GRINNELL, IA—Award-winning author Edward Hirsch will read from his poetry as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at 8 p.m. on April 19 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus.

Hirsch, a 1972 Grinnell graduate, is the author of more than 10 books of prose and poetry, including the 2008 collection “Special Orders.” He has won major awards including the Lavan Younger Poets Award, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

On April 22, poet Terri Witek and visual artist Cyriaco Lopes will perform “the day you left,” a collaborative work weaving together poetry and video, at 8 p.m. at the Faulconer Gallery in Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. The performance is the culmination of “but here all dreams equal distance,” an exhibition of collaborative text and images by Witek and Lopes that will run in the Gallery through April 25. Witek, a member of the English faculty at Stetson University, and Lopes, a member of the art and music faculty at John Jay College, will be on the Grinnell campus for a week-long residency co-sponsored by Writers@Grinnell and presented in conjunction with an upcoming Center for the Humanities symposium on space, place, and memory, April 21-23.

For more information about the Writers@Grinnell program, go to http://www.grinnell.edu/academic/english/creative/conference/. The Rosenfield Center is located at 1115 8th Ave. and the Bucksbaum Center at 1108 Park St. on the Grinnell College campus.

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