Marianne Boruch, Friday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown YMCA, 340 Montgomery St.
Free and open to the public

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Marianne Boruch's work includes five collections of poetry--Poems New & Selected, A Stick that Breaks and Breaks and Moss Burning (Oberlin College Press, 2004, 1997, 1995); Descendant and View from the Gazebo (Wesleyan, 1989, 1985)--and two books of essays on poetry, In the Blue Pharmacy: Essays on Poetry and Other Transformations and Poetry's Old Air. Her poems and essays have been published in such places as The New Yorker, The Nation, Iowa Review, The Georgia Review and have been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, 1997, Boomer Girls, Poets of the New Century, Poets Reading: The field Symposia, and elsewhere. Her awards include two Pushcart Prizes, the Terrence DePres Award from Parnassus, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. She has taught at Purdue since 1987 and directed the M.F.A. Program since its beginning in 1987 until 2005.

For a poem click here and here.

For a review of her recent collection, click here.

Lucille Clifton, Wednesday, September 14th, 5:30, Gifford

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14th, at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE Gifford Auditorium, H.B.Crouse, Syracuse University

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Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York, in 1936. Her books of poetry include Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (BOA Editions, 2000), which won the National Book Award; The Terrible Stories (1995), which was nominated for the National Book Award; The Book of Light (1993); Quilting: Poems 1987-1990 (1991); Next: New Poems (1987); Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980 (1987), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; Two-Headed Woman (1980), also a Pulitzer Prize nominee and winner of the University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Prize; An Ordinary Woman (1974); Good News About the Earth (1972); and Good Times (1969). She has also written Generations: A Memoir (1976) and more than sixteen books for children. Her honors include an Emmy Award from the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a Lannan Literary Award, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the YM-YWHA Poetry Center Discovery Award. In 1999 she was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. She has served as Poet Laureate for the State of Maryland and is currently Distinguished Professor of Humanities at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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