Heather McHugh / Wallace Stevens Poetry Program
Thurs. April 2: Konover Auditorium, UConn, Storrs Campus, 8 pm
Friday April 3: Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School, 85 Woodland, Hartford CT, 12 pm
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Heather McHugh is the author of seven collections of poetry including Eyeshot, which was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize, and Hinge Sign, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Book Review “Notable Book of the Year.” She has also published three books of translations, including the poems of Paul Celan and a book of critical essays, Broken English. Recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Award, and the Guggenheim Foundation, McHugh is a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. McHugh’s poems “are both comic and profound” wrote Publisher’s Weekly. “Their depth comes from the belly laugh of the Medusa.”
The Shimmer (of Wallace Stevens), from philosopher Wesley Cooper’s essay on his blog.
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