Poetry reading: Susan Stewart at Williams College (Feb. 8)

I’m delighted to announce that Susan Stewart (English, Princeton University) will be giving a poetry reading at Williams College on Monday, February 8. The reading, sponsored by the English Department, will take place at 4pm in Griffin Hall 3 and will followed by a reception. If you are in the area, please join us!

Susan Stewart is a poet and critic. She is Professor of English at Princeton University, where she teaches the history of poetry, aesthetics, and the philosophy of literature. Her most recent books of criticism are Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, which won the Christian Gauss Award for Literary Criticism in 2003 from Phi Beta Kappa and the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in 2004, and The Open Studio: Essays on Art and Aesthetics, a collection of her writings on contemporary art. Her most recent books of poetry are Red RoverColumbarium, which won the 2003 National Book Critics Circle award, and The Forest. Her translation, Love Lessons: Selected Poems of Alda Merini, appeared last year with Princeton University Press; she also has translated Euripides’ Andromache with Wesley Smith and the poetry and selected prose of the Scuola Romana painter Scipione with Brunella Antomarini. A former MacArthur Fellow, Professor Stewart currently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

One of my favorite poems of Susan’s is “The Forest”: you can read it by clicking here. To see a video of Susan reading some of her recent translations of Alda Merini, please click here.

For more information about Susan Stewart, please see her “Poetry@Princeton” webpage: http://english.princeton.edu/poetry/faculty/susan-stewart/