From the archives: Philip Levine, former poet laureate of the United States, was a keynote guest when the Department of English’s Plutzik Reading Series celebrated its centennial in 2012. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet died Sunday at the age of 87.
During the 3rd International Congress of the John Gower Society, scholars will explore the life and work of Gower, a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, and one of the major poets during the reign of Richard II.
The award is the only prize of its kind to honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the United States over the previous year.
Grotz’s second selection of poems, The Needle, “is one of the most affecting poetic explorations of locale and loss that I know,” says English department chair John Michael.