Clamor: The Poetics of Wartime
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Stern Center, Great Room, 7:00 p.m.
A book signing will follow.
Fenton will read from her poetry collection, Clamor, which focuses on love, loneliness and grief in the context of the Iraq War, and discuss how her investigation of the language of wartime found its poetic form.
The event is co-sponsored by the Belfer Creative Writing Lectureship, The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Department of English.
Biography (provided by speaker)
Elyse Fenton is the author of the poetry collection, Clamor, which won the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize and Cleveland State University Press’s First Book Award. She has published poetry and nonfiction in The New York Times, Best New Poets, The Massachusetts Review and Pleiades, and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. She received a BA from Reed College and an MFA from the University of Oregon and has worked in the woods, on farms and in schools in the Pacific Northwest, New Hampshire, Mongolia and Texas.
Poetry Society of America
The Belfer Creative Writing Lectureship
The Belfer Creative Writing Lectureship was established in 2001 by Myron Belfer in honor of his wife, Sandra Turner Belfer, a member of the Class of 1959, to bring a recognized writer, poet, playwright, or screenwriter to Dickinson for a lecture and/or a reading and a short-term residency with visits to classes.
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