Writers Reading at Hobart and William Smith Colleges welcomes award-winning poet Larissa Szporluk to read from her work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith library.
The reading will be preceded by a question-and-answer session with the poet from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in Coxe Hall room 8. A dessert reception will follow the reading. Both the reading and afternoon session are free and open to the public.
Szporluk is the author of “Dark Sky Question,” which won the Barnard New Women Poets Prize, “Isolato,” which won the Iowa Poetry Prize, and “The Wind, Master Cherry, the Wind.” She ordinarily teaches creative writing and literature at Bowling Green State University, but she is currently a visiting writer at Cornell University. Szporluk is at work on a new manuscript of poems, Apocalypse Pie. Her poem “Mother-of-Pearl Clouds” was featured on the Poetry Daily Web site. The recipient of the 1998 Rona Jaffe Writers Award, she has been published in “Daedalus,” “Faultline,” and “Meridian,” and has new work in “Poetry Review” and “Black Warrior Review,” among others.
Szporluk’s visit is sponsored by Writers Reading and the Faculty Speakers Fund.