Visiting Writer Series: Mary Szybist
Thursday, November 20, 6:30 PM
This event is open to the public.
Mary Szybist is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. According to judge Kay Ryan, Syzbist's "lovely musical touch is light and exact enough to catch the weight and grind of love. This is a hard paradox to master as she does." Her first collection of poetry, Granted (2003), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the 2004 Great Lakes Colleges Associations New Writers Award. Szybist is also the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Pushcart Prize in 2012. She has been awarded residencies from the MacDowell Colony and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center. Her work has appeared in the Iowa Review and Denver Quarterly and was featured in Best American Poetry (2008). In 2009, she was awarded a Witter Bynner Fellowship and a literature fellowship from the NEA. She is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and teaches at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Submitted by Mary Sullivan.
Posted on Nov 6, 2014
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