Poet Catherine Wagner will speak to three classes and give a free public reading at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at St. Bonaventure University.
A professor of English, Wagner teaches in the Creative Writing master’s program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
The reading, to be held at the Loft in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, will be followed by a book signing.
Wagner’s critical writing and editing addresses feminism, motherhood, contemporary British poetry, and the economics of higher education.
“She attracts large audiences whenever she reads, and she is sure to have something to say to our campus community that proves fiercely intellectual as well as eminently understandable, timely, and engaging,” said Dr. Kaplan Harris, associate professor of English and director of the master’s program in English.
City Lights, the renowned San Francisco publisher, produced Wagner’s latest book, “Nervous Device,” in 2012.
Her other books of poems include “My New Job” (Fence, 2009), “Macular Hole” (Fence, 2004), and “Miss America” (Fence, 2001). She is also author of a dozen chapbooks — small booklets, typically under 40 pages — including “Bornt” (Dusie, Switzerland, 2009) and “Imitating” (Leafe Press, UK, 2004).
Wagner’s reviews and essays have appeared in MELUS, Chicago Review, Poetry Project Newsletter, Lana Turner, and How2. Later this year, she will become a regular columnist for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
She performs widely in the United States, and her readings have been featured at international festivals in England and Ireland.
Wagner’s visit is sponsored by the university’s Visiting Scholars Committee.
PennSound author page: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Wagner.php
Poetry Foundation author page: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/catherine-wagner
Archive of the Now author page: http://www.archiveofthenow.org/authors/?i=107
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