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Wallace Stevens poet to give two readings

- March 30, 2009


The 2009 Wallace Stevens Poetry Program will feature poet Heather McHugh.

Educated at Harvard University, McHugh is an award winning poet, translator, and educator. Her books of poetry include Eyeshot (2004), which was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize; The Father of Predicaments (2001); and Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993 (1994), a finalist for the National Book Award.

McHugh has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, PEN, and Wellesley College. She currently serves as the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle.

McHugh will make two appearances with the Wallace Stevens Program. The first will be on April 2 at 8 p.m. at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on the Storrs Campus.

The second reading, on April 3 at noon, will be held at Hartford Classical Magnet School, 85 Woodland Street, Hartford. Both readings are free and open to the public.

At the Dodd Center, on April 2, McHugh will be joined by the student winners of UConn’s annual Wallace Stevens Poetry Prize: Sean Forbes, Lori Carriere, and Nicole Rubin.

For more information about the Wallace Stevens Poetry Program, or other author events, go to the Creative Writing Program website: creativewriting.uconn.edu

The program is presented by UConn’s English Department, in association with The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and The Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens.



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