Elizabeth Willis: Live Poetry

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall


Wesleyan University Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing and Professor of English Elizabeth Willis will read from her book Alive: New and Selected Poems, which was published in April 2015 by New York Review Books. Her other books of poetry include Address (Wesleyan, 2011); Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan, 2006); Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003); The Human Abstract (Penguin, 1995); and Second Law (Avenue B, 1993). She was awarded the PEN New England / L. L. Winship Prize for Address; and her second book, The Human Abstract, was selected for the National Poetry Series. In 2007, she was awarded the Boston Review Prize for poetry. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Reader, BOMB, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Hambone, The Nation, The New Yorker, Poetry, and A Public Space. She was recently a Visiting Poet at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her poetry has been translated into French, Dutch, Polish, and Slovak.

Ms. Willis has been awarded fellowships in poetry from the Guggenheim Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the Howard Foundation; and has held residencies at Brown University, University of Denver, Naropa University, the MacDowell Colony, Paris X University at Nanterre, and the Centre International de Poesie, Marseille.