Award-Winning Poet Visits VSU

November 7, 2011

Award-Winning Poet Visits VSU

VALDOSTA -- The 2011-2012 Contemporary Writers Series continues this week with award-winning poet Marianne Boruch, who will visit campus Wednesday, Nov. 9.

During her visit, Boruch will speak to several students in creative writing and literature classes about poetry, editing and writing styles. She will also hold some workshops.

Boruch will share excerpts from her published work during a reading Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

Boruch is the author of six collections of poetry and two books of essays on poetry. She is currently working on another poetry book and a memoir.

Boruch’s accomplishments include two Pushcart Prizes, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts and residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center and the MacDowell Colony. She has also served as artist-in-residence at Isle Royale National Park. In addition, Boruch has received several teaching awards from Purdue University, where she developed the graduate writing program. She is a featured author in the Georgia Poetry Circuit as well.

The Contemporary Writers Series, hosted by the Department of English, showcases authors from various genres of literature. The authors visit the university and share their techniques and expertise with students who seek to improve their writing skills.

Other writers included in the series are Lise Haines, Willis Barnstone, Tony Barnstone and Todd Boss.

For more information about Boruch’s visit, or the Contemporary Writers Series, contact the Department of English at (229) 333-5946.