The Study of English at Centre
• Winter Poetry Festival •
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 — 3 p.m.
Ewen Reading Room (Campus Center, 2nd Floor)
Centre English professors Christian Moody, Lisa Williams, and Philip White will read for 5 minutes each.
Each year, many accomplished authors and critics visit Centre to read from their work, present their ideas, and meet with students. Recent visitors have included Pulitzer Prize winning authors Edward P. Jones and Charles Wright, distinguished critics John Hollander and Willard Spiegelman, and acclaimed poets such as Sarah Arvio, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, and former poet laureate Billy Collins, pictured above (center).
The study of literature at Centre sometimes takes students off campus, to experience the spaces of inspiration and literary composition for themselves. In addition to Centre's semester-long study abroad programs, classes have visited Oxford, Mississippi, where William Faulkner invented the Mississippi that appears in his novels, the Ireland of Yeats' life and imaginings, and the Concord of Walden Pond and Emerson's parlor.