Poet, Author to Give Readings as Part of UA’s Bankhead Visiting Writers Series
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Poets Quan Barry and Lisa Jarnot will give a joint reading Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus, as part of the Bankhead Visiting Writers Series.
Jarnot is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, and she recently completed a novel. Her biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan is forthcoming. She has edited two small magazines as well as “The Poetry Project Newsletter” and “An Anthology of New (American) Poetry.” She teaches at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and at Brooklyn College, and she has given lectures and readings throughout the United States and Europe. She lives in New York City.
Barry has published two books of poetry and is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and 2003 Pushcart Prize and has received fellowships from Stanford University, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Wisconsin Arts Board and the National Endowment of the Arts.
The readings are free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
The Bankhead Visiting Writers Series is made possible by an endowment from the Bankhead Foundation, The University of Alabama’s Program in Creative Writing, the department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact UA’s creative writing program at 205/348-0766.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the University’s largest division and the largest liberal arts college in the state. Students from the College have won numerous national awards including Rhodes Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships and memberships on the “USA Today” Academic All American Team.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
CONTACT: Deidre Stalnaker, UA Public Relations, 205/348-3782, email@example.com
SOURCE: MC Hyland, assistant to the director of creative writing, 205/348-8498