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Oct
03

Poetry Reading: Mark McMorris and Elizabeth Willis

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Carole Weinstein International Center, International Center Commons
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The English Department welcomes Marc McMorris and Elizabeth Willis who will present a poetry reading.

Poet Mark McMorris is a professor of English at Georgetown University, and former director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. He is the author of numerous poetry collections, including The Black Reeds (1997), which won a Contemporary Poetry Series prize from the University of Georgia Press; The Blaze of the Poui (2003), a finalist for a Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; The Café at Light (2004); Entrepôt (2014); and The Book of Landings (2016), the final volume in a trilogy that examines the legacies of diaspora, language, and lyric. McMorris is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry.

Poet Elizabeth Willis is on the permanent faculty at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of numerous books, including Address (Wesleyan, 2011), recipient of the PEN New England / L. L. Winship Prize for Poetry; Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan, 2006); Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003); The Human Abstract (Penguin, 1995), a National Poetry Series selection; and Second Law (Avenue B, 1993). Her most recent book, Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Emily Tarchokov