The University of Redlands Visiting Writers Series Presents Kathleen Graber
The Creative Writing Department’s Visiting Writers Series (VWS) is pleased to announce the final event of its Fall 2013 season, featuring poet Kathleen Graber.
Kathleen Graber is the author of Correspondence (2006), which won the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Her second book of poetry, The Eternal City (2010), was chosen for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Publishers Weekly states that, “Graber is one of the most interesting, slippery and philosophical new poets to come along in a while…[W]hat makes Graber’s poems so fresh and wild are the associative slips that happen between the distant past and the urgent present.”
Graber grew up in Wildwood, New Jersey. At New York University, Graber received a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Poetry. She has received fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and a Guggenheim fellowship. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond.
Please join us for a reading by Kathleen Graber on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 in Hall of Letters 100, to be followed by a reception and book-signing with the author. This event is free and open to the public.
The Visiting Writers Series will return in 2014 with more writers and events in the new year.
For more information please contact the Creative Writing Department at (909) 748-8260.