Denison Beck Lecture Series Hosts Poet William Logan
Posted: March 14, 2005
The Denison University Beck Lecture Series will host poet William Logan to give a reading at 8 p.m. on Thursday (March 24) in the Barney Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). This event is free and open to the public.
Logan is the author of six volumes of poetry --Macbeth in Venice(2003),Night Battle(1999),Vain Empires(1998),Sullen Weedy Lakes(1988),Difficulty(1985) andSad-faced Men(1982). He has published three books of essays and reviews includingReputation of the Tongue(1999), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in criticism. Logan also edited and wrote the introduction to the expanded edition of Randall Jarrell'sPoetry and the Age(2001).
Logan received the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. He is the Alumni/ae Professor of English at the University of Florida and has sometimes been called both the "most hated man in American poetry" as well as the "best practical critic around."
The Beck Lecture Series was endowed in memory of Harriet Ewens Beck to bring outstanding writers to the Denison campus. The series has hosted such writers as Eudora Welty, Alice Walker, Tom Stoppard and W. S. Merwin. Under the sponsorship of the fund, 10 to 12 writers read from their works and participate in master classes each year. Two more writers are scheduled to appear this semester -- critic Michael Dirda on April 7 and poet Mary Szybist on April 14.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Harriet Ewens Beck Fund presents poet William Logan to give a lecture/reading; 8 p.m., Thursday (March 24), Barney Davis 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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