Denison University's Beck Lecture Series Presents Author, Poet Karen Alkalay-Gut
Posted: September 16, 2007 / Last Updated: September 17, 2007
The Beck Lecture Series together with the Laura C. Harris Symposium presents poetry reading and lecture on "Women and War" by Karen Alkalay-Gut at 4.30 p.m. on Monday (Sept. 24) in Barney-Davis Hall Board Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Alkalay-Gut has published more than 20 books of poetry and has read her poetry in places as diverse as Oxford University, the Nuyorican Cafe in New York, the UN, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, the Arab and Druze towns of Tarshiha and Mghrar, synagogues, churches, and Jerusalem nightclubs and poetry centers. She has been teaching English literature at Tel Aviv University for more than 30 years.
Alkalay-Gut earned her bachelor's (1966), master's (1967), and doctoral (1975) degrees at the University of Rochester. She has, among other works, authored "Open Secret: Poetry and Popular Culture," a biography of the early modernist poet Adelaide Crapsey, "Alone in the Dawn," and numerous articles on modernists such as William Carlos Williams and Susan Glaspell. She also has written about Victorian poetry, and poetry and popular culture.
Akalay-Gut received awards for poetry from the Tel Aviv Fund for "Making Love: Poems." She won first prize in the 1990 BBC World Service Poetry Award and the readers' choice awards in 1994 from Prairie Schooner. She also has awards from the Poetry Society of America and other international organizations.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Beck Lecture Series together with the Laura C. Harris Symposium presents a poetry reading and lecture on "Women and War" by Karen Alkalay-Gut; 4:30 p.m., Monday (Sept.24), in Barney-Davis Hall Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6207 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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