Robert Polito: Poetry Reading at University of Chicago, Thurs. Dec. 4

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Local meeting of the ALSCW


Robert Polito

Thursday, December 4, 6 pm

The University of Chicago
Wieboldt Hall 408
1050 East 59th St

Robert Polito’s most recent books are the poetry collection Hollywood & God and Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber. Hollywood & God was chosen by Barnes and Noble as one of the top five poetry books of 2010. Polito received a National Book Critics Circle Award for Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson. He is also the author of the poetry collection Doubles, as well as A Reader’s Guide to James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover, and a study of Byron’s poetry. His poems and reviews, criticism, and essays on literature, film, and popular music have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Harpers, The Believer, Bookforum, The Poetry Foundation website, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, and Best American Film Writing. The founding Director of the Graduate Writing Program at the New School in New York City, he is now President of the Poetry Foundation.


A Reception will follow.


The reading is sponsored by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) and the Committee on Social Thought.