Ellen Dore Watson: Bucknell: 3/18/08
Tuesday, March 18, 4 PM: Ellen Doré Watson will give a poetry reading in the Willard Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building on the campus of Bucknell University.
Ellen Doré Watson serves as Director of the Poetry Center at Smith College and poetry editor of The Massachusetts Review. She is the author of four books of poems, including We Live in Bodies, Ladder Music (winner of the New England/New York award from Alice James Books) and, most recently, This Sharpening. Her poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including American Poetry Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. In 1998, Library Journal named her “One of 24 Poets for the 21st Century.” Among her honors are a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Grant, a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and an NEA Translation Fellowship. Watson has translated a dozen books from the Brazilian Portuguese, including The Alphabet in the Park: Selected Poems of Adélia Prado, and also co-translates contemporary Arabic language poetry with Saadi Simawe. She makes her home in Conway, Massachusetts.
The new Writers Up Close series brings to campus poets who also work in arts administration. Each poet speaks on his or her area of editorial/administrative expertise as a guest in Shara McCallum's course on arts administration, then presents a poetry reading in the Willard Smith Library.
This event is free and open to the public.