Jorie Graham

Another big event is happening on Thursday, but this one is taking place during the day. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jorie Graham will be visiting the Stone Ridge SUNY Ulster campus for a special reading on April 11.

Here is more information from SUNY Ulster

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jorie Graham will read at SUNY Ulster as part of the Ellen Robbins Poetry Forum on April 11. The event will start at 10:10 a.m., at the College Lounge in Vanderlyn Hall on the Stone Ridge campus.

Considered by The U.S. Poetry Foundation as one of “the most celebrated poets of the American post-war generation,” she is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including The Dream of the Unified Field:  Selected Poems: 1974-1994, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.  Among her other poems are the Forward Prize-winning and T.S. Eliot Prize-nominated PLACE as well as Sea Change, Overlord, Never and Swarm. She has also edited two anthologies.

With her many collections of poetry, it has been said that Graham has invented a new poetic language – at once lyrical and analytical, sensuous and philosophical. Rejecting the conventional lyric, Graham creates poems that range across the page and across the human experiences, dramas of faith, perception and emotion.

Graham is currently the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University and was the first woman to be appointed to this position.

She served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003. Her many honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. This year, she received the prestigious 38th Nonino Prize. She also has taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

The event is free and sponsored by the Student Government Organization and the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. For more information, call (845) 687-5262 or visit www.sunyulster.edu.