Thompson Visiting Poet Series Presents Linda Gregerson
The Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet Series presents award-winning poet Linda Gregerson on Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m. at the Sorenson Center for the Arts. The evening will feature reading, followed by book signing. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.
Gregerson is the author of seven collections of poetry, including New and Selected Poems (2015); The Selvage (2012); The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep, a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize and The Poets Prize; Magnetic North, a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award; and Waterborne, winner of the 2003 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Gregerson’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Granta, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies.
A Renaissance scholar and a classically trained actor, she is Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. There she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature and directs the Helen Zell Writers Program.
Among her honors and awards are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, four Pushcart Prizes, grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Mellon, and Bogliasco Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Poetry Society of America, and the National Humanities Center. In 2014, Gregerson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.