Thursday, December 5, 2013
NAOMI SHIHAB NYE, CARRIE FOUNTAIN & MICHAEL MCGRIFF
7:30 pm Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302 on campus
Fall 2013 visiting professors read in a poetry triple header. Nye is the author of over 25 prize-winning books of poetry and prose; she returns to teach MCW’s first-year seminar. MCW Alum Carrie Fountain is the National Poetry Series winner for her debut Burn Lake and a faculty member of the creative writing program at Austin’s St Edward’s University; she will teach a graduate seminar on poetry for the UT Department of English. McGriff, also an MCW alum, is the author of two volumes of poems, Dismantling the Hills and Home Burial. His work has been recognized with fellowships from Stanford University, the Ruth Lilly Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and others. He teaches the graduate poetry workshop for MCW in fall.