|Acclaimed poet to read on campus
RELEASED: April 3, 2003
DANVILLE, KYThe Centre College English program will sponsor a poetry reading by internationally acclaimed poet Heather McHugh on April 10 at 8 p.m. in the Bijou Theater on campus.
McHugh has been praised throughout the United States. In describing the poet, the Harvard Book Review stated, "Heather McHugh's wit and skill with language serve poetry's noblest purpose, which is to create feeling. McHugh is one of those rare poets who learns about the world by speaking of it, and her voicewild, intelligent, eclecticdelights as much as it instructs."
Ever since earning a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's in English literature from the University of Denver in 1972, McHugh has been writing and teaching in Master of Fine Arts programs around the country. She's the author of more than 10 books (including volumes of poetry, translation, and literary essays). A new collection of poems titled Eyeshot is due out this summer. Her most recent published book is a collection of poems titled The Father of the Predicaments.
McHugh is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and in 2001 she was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
McHugh currently lives in Seattle, where from 1984 to the present day, she's held the position of Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington. This spring McHugh is teaching in the English department at the University of California in Berkeley.
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