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Coming to Campus

- February 27, 2006

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Poetry program to feature Gjertrud Schnackenberg

Gjertrud Schnackenberg will be guest poet for the 43rd annual Wallace Stevens Poetry Program on March 15-16.

The program, hosted by the English department, will also feature poetry readings by the UConn and high school students who won the Wallace Stevens Poetry Contest.

Schnackenberg is the author of five books of poetry: The Throne of Labdacus (winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a New York Times Notable Book); Supernatural Love: Poems 1976-1992; A Gilded Lapse of Time; The Lamplit Answer; and Portraits and Elegies.

Schnackenberg’s writing has been honored with the Rome Prize; an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute.

She has also been a Visiting Fellow at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and Humanities.

Schnackenberg will read from her work on Wednesday, March 15 at noon in Hartford at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue.

She will present a second reading on Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

The readings are sponsored by the English department with the support of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.

Both readings are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Creative Writing Program website.

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