Next Up | Mary Jo Bang

Poet and translator Mary Jo Bang makes her first appearance in the New Writing Series on Thursday, November 8, at 7pm in Little Hall 120 on the flagship campus of the University of Maine system in Orono. This special evening event is co-sponsored by the Honors College as part of their “Cultural Odyssey” programming. It is free & open to the public.

Mary Jo Bang is the author of six books of poems, including The Bride of E (2009) and Elegy (2007), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her translation of Dante’s Inferno, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher, was published by Graywolf Press in 2012. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

Mary Jo Bang – photo by Mark Schäfer

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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with 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. For more information contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

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