October 24, 2011

Poet Juliana Spahr to read in English Department series

Juliana Spahr will be the next visiting poet in the Poetry at Hopkins English series, presented on the Homewood campus by the Department of English. She will read at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in Gilman Hall’s Marjorie Fisher Hall, Room 50. A reception and book sale will follow the reading.

Spahr is the author of Well Then There Now (2011), This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (2005) and Response (1996), winner of the National Poetry Series Award, as well as a book of criticism, Everybody’s Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity (2001). Spahr also has edited a number of critical works, and from 1993 to 2003, she co-edited the arts journal Chain, which she co-founded with Jena Osman. In 2009, she received the Hardison Poetry Prize awarded by the Folger Shakespeare Library. She lives in Berkeley, Calif.

The goal of the Poetry at Hopkins English series is to generate excitement around contemporary poetry, connecting the university to the wider community. The series will continue in the spring semester with readings by Alice Notley on March 6 and Lisa Robertson on April 20.