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Jennifer Grotz will direct Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Jennifer Grotz will direct Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

June 5, 2017

Poet Jennifer Grotz, a professor of English, has been named the next director of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences. She is the first woman to serve as director of the oldest American conference for writers.

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Jennifer Grotz receives Guggenheim fellowship for poetry

Jennifer Grotz receives Guggenheim fellowship for poetry

April 10, 2017

The author of four volumes of poetry, Grotz joins 20 other current Rochester faculty who have received Guggenheim Fellowships, which are among the most coveted academic awards.

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Poetry in the age of the tweet

Poetry in the age of the tweet

April 4, 2017

Can poetry thrive in an age of instant communication? As April’s National Poetry Month begins, University’s poetry faculty and students have found that the answer is an emphatic “yes.” The pace of digital life has only quickened over the last ten years since Twitter was founded, but the slower process of reading and crafting poetry continues, robustly, at Rochester.

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Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

December 15, 2016

In her newest book of poetry, Window Left Open, English professor Jennifer Grotz draws on her frequent visits to Monastère de Saorge in the French Alps. “It was like the monastery became a kind of vocabulary for me.”

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New book novelizes rise and fall of Rochester’s infamous mediums

New book novelizes rise and fall of Rochester’s infamous mediums

October 19, 2015

Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters, a new book published by the University’s Open Letter Press, details the rise and fall of the infamous 12 and 15-year-old mediums who convinced the world they could communicate with dead.

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Poet Jennifer Grotz Receives Lillian Fairchild Award

Poet Jennifer Grotz Receives Lillian Fairchild Award

November 7, 2012

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.

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