The New Writing Series welcomes poet and translator Rosmarie Waldrop to campus for the annual Milton Ellis Memorial Reading on Thursday, April 7, at 4:30pm in the Soderberg Auditorium.The event is free and open to the public, though seating is limited.
Waldrop, whose newest book Driven to Abstraction was published by New Directions this past fall, last read in the New Writing Series in 2003. She was also a keynote poet at the National Poetry Foundation‘s conference on The Opening of the Field: The Poetry of the 1960s, hosted at UMaine in the summer of 2000. Waldrop has earned an international reputation on the basis of her more than three dozen volumes of poetry, her numerous translations from German and French, and her work, with Keith Waldrop, directing Burning Deck press, now in its fifth decade of operation. She has received awards or fellowships from the NEA, the Fund for Poetry, the Howard Foundation, the DAAD Berlin Artists’ Program, and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award. The French government has made her a “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” in recognition of her service to French culture, including her substantial role in bringing the work of Edmond Jabès into English.
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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundationwith support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. FMI contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.
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