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Alena Graedon

Sep 19

Alena Graedon 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Alena Graedon's first novel, The Word Exchange, was a New York Times Editors' Choice and Paperback Row pick, and selected as a best novel of 2014 by Kirkus. It has been translated into eight languages. She has twice been a MacDowell Colony Fellow (2012 and 2017), and has also received fellowships at Yaddo, Ucross, The Virginia Center for the Arts, The Vermont Studio Center, and Jentel. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review, newyorker.com, The Believer magazine, Guernica, and Post Road among other publications. A native of Durham, NC, Graedon is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University's MFA program, and she is an Assistant Professor of English at Monmouth University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Alicia Ostriker

Oct 31

Alicia Ostriker 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Alicia Ostriker is a poet and critic, author of seventeen collections of poetry, most recently The Book of Seventy (winner of the National Jewish book Award), The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog, and Waiting for the Light. She has received the Paterson Poetry Prize, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and has been twice nominated for the National Book Award, among other honors. As a critic she is the author of Stealing the Language; the Emergence of Women's Poetry in America, and other books on poetry and on the Bible. She is distinguished Professor Emerita of Rutgers University, teaches in the low-residency Poetry MFA program at Drew university, and is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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Eleanor Hooker & Clodagh Beresford Dunne

Mar 20

Eleanor Hooker & Clodagh Beresford Dunne 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Clodagh Beresford Dunne was the recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Emerging-Writer Award Bursary, 2016. Her poems have appeared in Irish and international print and online journals, including Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Southword, The Moth, The Pickled Body, Spontaneity and Pittsburgh Poetry Review. In April, 2016, as part of Culture Ireland’s International Programme, she delivered a series of readings, interviews and lectures, in Carlow University and Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of a number of Literature awards from Irish Artlinks and Waterford City and County Arts Office. Born and raised in a regional newspaper family, her writing was first committed to print at age 8. She holds degrees in English and Law. Described by Irish poet, Thomas McCarthy as “A writer of great seriousness and purpose,” Beresford Dunne’s poetry has been hailed as “Announcing a new vision to us, a new vortex of energy that localises human experience and domesticates genius.” She currently resides with her husband and their four young children, in the Irish harbour town of Dungarvan in County Waterford. Eleanor Hooker is a poet and writer. She lives in North Tipperary with her husband Peter, they have two sons. Her second collection of poems A Tug of Blue (Dedalus Press) was published October 2016. In 2013, her debut collection of poetry, The Shadow Owner's Comapnion (Dedalus Press) was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award, for Best First Irish Collection from 2012. In 2016 she was included as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets. Eleanor's profile and poems are featured on the Irish page of the Poetry International website.

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