An Evening of Poetry with Boston Review at Harvard Book Store
Wednesday, December 9, 20157:00pm
Harvard Book Store and Boston Review welcome some of contemporary poetry's most prominent figures, MARY JO BANG, LUCIE BROCK-BROIDO, STEPHEN BURT, and MAJOR JACKSON for a reading and book signing at the Cambridge Public Library. The evening will be introduced by TIMOTHY DONNELLY, a poetry editor for Boston Review.
Lucie Brock-Broido’s poems have appeared in numerous publications, including The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry. She has taught at Bennington College, Princeton University, and Harvard University. Her 2013 book of poetry, Stay, Illusion, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Books Critics Circle Award.
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Major Jackson has published four books of poetry.Two of these, Holding Company (2010) and Hoops(2006), were finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature in the Poetry category. His 2002 collection, Leaving Saturn, won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent collection,Roll Deep (2015), explores the subjects of human intimacy and war. He is currently the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont.
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Mary Jo Bang
Mary Jo Bang
Mary Jo Bang is the author of seven books of poetry including Elegy, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a recipient of a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation, and a Berlin Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. She served as the poetry co-editor of Boston Review from 1995 to 2005 and is currently a professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Her writing is often praised for its deft mixture of post-modern elements with a disciplined, formal control of language.
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Stephen Burt is a poet, critic, and professor at Harvard University. In 2012, The New York Timescalled him “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation.” He has published three collections of poetry and numerous works of criticism; his book,Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry(2009), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is currently a professor of English at Harvard University.
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Timothy Donnelly was born in Providence, RI and attended Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Princeton Universities. The Cloud Corporation (Wave Books, 2010) was a finalist for the 2011 William Carlos Williams Award. His first book of poems, Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebensziet, was published by Grove Press in 2003. His work has been translated into German and Italian and has also appeared in many anthologies such as Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century, Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Poems by Younger American Poets, Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry, andPoet, Poems, Poetry edited by Helen Vendler. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Boulevard, Harper’s, Iowa Review, jubilat, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review,and elsewhere. He is a poetry editor for Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.