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Visiting Writers - Spring 2003

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2003:  Mitchell (Mitch) Raney, MFA in Creative Writing at Bowling Green, OH and DePauw graduate (Class of 1995) will read at 7:00 p.m. at the Gathering Grounds.

  

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March 6, Thursday: Robert Wrigley, author of five collections of poems will read from his recent book, Reign of Snakes, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award. His new collection will published by Penguin later this year. Mr. Wrigley heads the Creative Writing Program at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Brently Johnson, MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Idaho and DePauw graduate (Class of 1995) will also read. Q & A at Thompson Recital Hall, 4:00 PM and Poetry Reading at Meharry Hall, 7:30 PM. 

 

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003: Brady Udall, author of Letting Loose the Hounds, a short-story collection and the novel The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, teaches fiction writing in the graduate program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Mr. Udall will read from his works at the Auditorium in the Peeler Art Center, 7:30 PM.

 

 

 

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April 2003 (National Poetry Month)    CANCELED
April 2-3, Wed & Thurs
: David Ferry and Anne Ferry (David is a poet and translator; Ann is a writer and scholar on Milton and Wordsworth).   Anne's talk is: '"Thing' and 'Things' in Poems of Milton and Wordsworth."  

 

 

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 Wednesday, April 16, 2003: Mông-Lan, author of Song of the Cicadas the GLCA Award winner in poetry. Alfred Corn writes, “From visual beauty, human suffering, and verbal inventiveness, Mông-Lan stakes out a poetic territory that is completely her own.” Also reading is Patti White, 2001 Anhinga Prize for Poetry winner for her collection, tackle box. Ms. White chairs the English Department at Ball State University. Both readings at the Auditorium in the Peeler Art Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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Monday, April 28, 2003: Poet and critic Peter Balakian marked Holocaust Remembrance Day by reading from his memoir Black Dog of Fate, winner of the 1998 PEN/Martha Albrand Prize for Best Memoir. From the New York Times Book Review: “Written with great sensitivity, Black Dog of Fate is at once a family memoir, a history of the extermination of the Armenians in Turkey, and the story of a young man’s passage into adulthood.” Professor of English at Colgate University, Balakian is also the author of five books of poetry. Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies and the Religious Life Center.  Student Union Ballroom, 7:30 PM.

 

 

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BETH HAWKINS
Assistant Professor of
English author of
Reluctant Theologians:
Kafka, Celan, Jabès

Thursday, May 1, 2003
Bartlett House
3:45 p.m.Wine and Cheese
4:15 p.m.Book Launch Talk
 

Book cover design by Angela Liuzzi
 

From the back cover: 'In Reluctant Theologians, Beth Hawkins focuses on the problematics of faith in the works of Franz Kafka, Paul Celan and Edmond Jabès as each writer attempts to re-evaluate the notions of God and covenant in light of Nietzsche's "death of God" hypothesis.  How, Hawkins asks, do these writers respond to the challenge that such a hypothesis presents for Judaisim in particular?'

 

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Notice:  poet Charles Simic has canceled his May 1 reading.  Poet David Ferry and writer Anne Ferry have canceled their reading April 2-3, 2003.