Visiting Writers Series: Cole Swensen

Connelly Auditorium

Created in connection with the University’s recently launched Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, the new Visiting Writers Series features six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. These distinguished poets, novelists and short story writers will give readings – all of which are free and open to the public – and meet with students in the Creative Writing major to discuss issues of craft and the writing life.

Cole Swensen is the author of 14 books of poetry and a volume of critical essays. Her work has been a finalist for the National Book Award and twice for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and has won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award and the National Poetry Series. Co-editor of the 2009 Norton anthology American Hybrid, she is also a translator of contemporary French poetry and art criticism and the founding editor of La Presse, a nano-press specializing in translation. A 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, she teaches in the Literary Arts Department at Brown University.

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