The poet Eryn Green will perform a reading of his work in the Hirshson Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. His visit is part of the Writer’s Reading and the Faculty Speaker Series, which has invited authors such as Bob Proel and Matthew Bindig ’98 to campus this year.
Green’s first collection of poetry, Eruv, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by Carl Phillips, and was published by Yale University Press in 2014. Phillips said that Eruv, “Reminds us how essential wilderness is to poetry – a wilderness in terms of how form and language both reinvent and get reinvented; meanwhile, the sensibility behind these poems points to another wilderness, the one that equals thinking about and feeling the world – its hurts, its joys – deeply and unabashedly, as we pass through it.”
His work has also appeared in the Colorado Review, jubliat, Denver Quarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly, Esquire and The New York Times. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he lives with his wife, Hanna, and their daughter, near the Red Mountains. Green holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver, as well as a MFA from the University of Utah.
For more information contact Tina Smaldone in the English Department at 315-781-3347.