Acclaimed poet Alice Fulton will read from her poetry at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, in Coxe 8. A question and answer session will begin at 4:45 p.m. in Coxe 8.
Alice Fulton’s latest book, Felt, was recently awarded the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress for the most distinguished book of poetry published in the past two years. Fulton has won numerous awards for her previous four books of poems, as well as a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. She is also valued for her critical essays, collected in the book Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry, and for the way she incorporates scientific and mathematical ideas in her work. Her landmark essay, “Of Formal, Free, and Fractal Verse,” proposes the patterning of fractals as a way of understanding, and writing, post-modern poetry. Fulton recently joined the faculty of Cornell University.
Alice Fulton’s reading is sponsored by Writers Reading and the Faculty Speakers Fund, and has been funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant it has received from The New York State Council on the Arts. The reading is free and open to the public, and it will be followed by a dessert reception and the opportunity to have books signed by the poet.