ALICE OSWALD, Thursday Feb. 20, 6 p.m., Katzenberg Center, 3rd floor, CGS
Join us for a reading and conversation with British poet Alice Oswald, author of six acclaimed collections. Oswald’s first collection, The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile (1996), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her second volume, Dart (2002), won the T.S. Eliot prize and brought her work to prominence. It was followed by Woods etc. (2005), which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the T. S. Eliot Prize, A Sleepwalk on the Severn (2009), and, in collaboration with the artist Jessica Greenman, Weeds and Wild Flowers (2009). Her sixth and most recent volume, Memorial (2011) is a deeply moving concentration of the Iliad that preserves the deaths and lives of its soldiers alongside renderings of the epic’s similes. Moderated by Mary Pinard, Chair of the Arts & Humanities Division at Babson College.
Co-sponsored by the literary journal AGNI, the DTP FUND, and the Poetry Reading Series at the College of General Studies. Funded in part by the a grant to the Center for the Study of Europe from the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC.
Free and open to the public. Reception and book-signing to follow.