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Poetry Series

The Poetry Series presents the best-established and emerging voices for readings and lectures, and continues to include a lecture co-presented with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. Poetry Series events will be held in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall.

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Burt, Stallings, Orr, Jess, McKibbens, Saenz, Zamora, Nezhukumatathil
Carl Phillips
Tue, May 2, 2017

Referred to as “one of America’s most original, influential, and productive of lyric poets,” Carl Phillips is the author of a dozen books of poetry. His most recent, Reconnaissance, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Stephen (Steph) Burt
Mon, Oct 9, 2017

Called one of the most influential poetry critics of their generation, Stephen (Steph) Burt is a gender fluid poet, literary critic, and professor.

A.E. Stallings
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

A.E. Stallings has published three books of poetry: Archaic Smile, which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax; and Olives. She is the translator of The Nature of Things by Lucretius. 

Gregory Orr
Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Gregory Orr is the author of more than 10 collections of poetry and several volumes of essays, criticism and memoir. Over four decades he has established his reputation as a master of the lyric poem. 

Tyehimba Jess
Sun, Mar 4, 2018

Tyehimba Jess is the author of Olio, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and leadbelly the winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. He is Poetry and Fiction editor of the African American Review.

Of an Impossible Country: An Evening with Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Javier Zamora
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

SAL and Copper Canyon Press will present three contemporary Latinx poets whose work challenges and illuminates the notion of border-crossing.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Mon, May 21, 2018

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three poetry collections and the poetry editor of Orion magazine. Her newest collection, OCEANIC, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in early 2018.