Nov. 3, 2005
Irish Poet Eamon Grennan
To Read Nov. 8
Grennan is the author of “Wildly for Days” (1983), “What Light There Is” (1987), “What Light There Is and Other Poems” (1989), “As If It Matters” (1992), “So It Goes” (1995), “Relations: New & Selected Poems” (1998), “Selected & New Poems” (2000) and “Still Life with Waterfall” (2002). His “Leopardi: Selected Poems” was awarded the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation in 1997. A collection of his critical essays, “Facing the Music: Irish Poetry in the Twentieth Century,” was published by Creighton University Press in 1999. He has received several Pushcart Prizes as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Grennan received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for 2003 for his poem, “Still Life with Waterfall.” His new volume of poems, “The Quick of It,” was published this year by Graywolf Press.
A reception and book signing will follow the readings. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the poetry reading, call 202-319-5488.
SPONSORS: Department of English
Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences
Irish Studies Program
MEDIA: To cover the event, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.
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