2017–2018 Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series

Free readings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are followed by book signings and receptions in Foster Faculty Lounge (except for the ellipsis… debut). For more information or a copy of an electronic brochure, please contact Natasha Sajé, professor of English, at 801.832.2376 or nsaje@westminstercollege.edu.

Upcoming Events

Free Spring Poetry Workshop

Westminster College offers a small poetry workshop—open to both students and members of the community—during the Spring Semester. Led by Natasha Sajé, the 2018 course meets 4:30–7:20 p.m. on the following Mondays:

January 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

How to Apply

To be considered for this free workshop, please submit three poems in one document with contact information on the poems (name, phone, email, address) by October 15.

Participants will be notified by December 1.

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About Natasha Sajé

Natasha Saje

Natasha Sajé is the author of three books of poems, including most recently, Vivarium; a poetry handbook, Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory; and many essays. She is a professor of English at Westminster College and curates the Weeks series.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jay Hopler and Evie Shockley

7:00 p.m.

Gore School of Business Auditorium

Jay Hopler

Jay Hopler

Jay Hopler’s second book of poems, The Abridged History of Rainfall (McSweeney’s Poetry Series), was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry and won the gold medal for poetry in the 2016 Florida Book Awards. His other awards include a fellowship from the Lannan Foundation and the Rome Prize in Literature. He teaches at the University of South Florida.

Evie Shockley

Evie Shockley

Evie Shockley is the author of most recently, the new black, winner of the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry; and semiautomatic (forthcoming in 2017). She has also published a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry. Shockley is associate professor of English at Rutgers University—New Brunswick.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lisa Bickmore and Lia Purpura

7:00 p.m.

Gore School of Business Auditorium

Lisa Bickmore

Lisa Bickmore

Lisa Bickmore is the author of three books of poems as well as video work. Among her honors are the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize for 2015, and the 2014 Antivenom Prize for her second book, flicker. Her third book, Ephemerist, is out this year. She is professor of English at Salt Lake Community College, where she is also one of the founders of its Publication Center.

Lia Purpura

Lia Purpura

Lia Purpura is the author of eight collections of essays, poems, and translations, most recently a collection of poems, It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful. Her book of essays, On Looking, was finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her awards include Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, and Fulbright Fellowships. She is Writer in Residence at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Adam Giannelli and Srikanth Reddy

7:00 p.m.

Gore School of Business Auditorium

Adam Giannelli

Adam Giannelli

Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge; winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize; and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem. Giannelli is a doctoral candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah.

Srikanth Reddy

Srikanth Reddy

Srikanth Reddy is the author of two books of poetry: Facts for Visitors and Voyager; as well as a scholarly study, Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry. The recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Capital Foundation, and the Asian American Writers Workshop, Reddy is an associate professor in English at the University of Chicago.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Debut for ellipsis…literature and art, Westminster’s Literary Magazine and Karen An-hwei Lee

7:00 p.m.

Gore School of Business Auditorium

Karen An-hwei Lee

Karen An-hwei Lee

Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of three books of poems: Phyla of Joy, Ardor, and In Medias Res (winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award). She has also published a novel, Sonata in K, and a book of literary criticism, Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora: Literary Transnationalism and Translingual Migrations. Her work has been awarded the Prairie Schooner /Glenna Luschei Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. She is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle and serves in university administration at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Accessibility Accommodations

Reasonable prior notice is required to arrange accommodation for people with disabilities. Please contact the Arts and Sciences Department at 801.832.2300 if you need this accommodation.

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