Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sydney Lea Reads Tonight at Texas Tech University

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
English 01, Basement Auditorium
Texas Tech

As the first event in this season's Contemporary Authors Reading Series sponsored by the Creative Writing program, poet Sydney Lea will give a poetry reading on Thursday 9/22. Lea’s ninth book of poetry is Young of the Year (Four Way Books, 2011). His book Pursuit of a Wound was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; another volume, To the Bone, won the Poets’ Prize. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Fulbright Foundations, and has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in major literary journals as well as magazines ranging from The New Yorker to Sports Illustrated. He is the founding editor of The New England Review, and has taught at Yale, Middlebury, Wesleyan, and Dartmouth. He lives in New England, where he is active in conservation and Basic Education movements.