This year's Belfer lecturer will be award-winning author, Elyse Fenton. Fenton will read from her poetry collection, Clamor: The Poetics of Wartime
on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room.
Fenton also will hold a Q&A on Friday, February 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Althouse 106
. All are welcome to attend.
She will discuss how her investigation of language of wartime found its poetic form. Her poetry collection, Clamor
won the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize and the 2009
Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. She has
published poetry and nonfiction in The New York Times, Best New Poets, The Massachusetts Review
and The Iowa Review,
and has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered
Fenton received a B.A. from Reed College and an M.F.A. from the
University of Oregon. She has worked in the woods, on farms, and in
schools in New England, the Pacific Northwest, Mongolia, and Texas.
Co-sponsored by the Department of English and The Clarke Forum for
Contemporary Issues. Please visit her web site at www.elysefenton.com