January 13, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University English Department will welcome Linda Gregerson, a 2007 National Book Award finalist and a recent Guggenheim Fellow, to give a reading of her poetry on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m. in the Merwin Gallery (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington). The event is free and open to the public.
Gregerson is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature.
According to The New Yorker, “Gregerson’s rich aesthetic allows her best poems to resonate metaphysically.” Her works have appeared in such publications as The Best American Poetry, Poetry, Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares and The Yale Review. Among her many honors are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, three Pushcart Prizes and a Kingsley Tufts Award.
Her works include Magnetic North (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Waterborne (Houghton Mifflin, 2002), and The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (Houghton Mifflin, 1996).
For additional information on the event, contact the Illinois Wesleyan English Department at (309) 556-3333. Samples of Gregerson’s work can be viewed on the blog of the department chair, Professor of English James Plath, at http://blogs.iwu.edu/english/ .
Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960