to Speak on ‘A Passion for Poetry’
at Wellesley College Nov. 15
November 3, 2004
Mass. -- Edward Hirsch will present “A
Passion for Poetry: A Poetry Reading” Monday, Nov. 15, at 4:30
pm in Collins Cinema at Wellesley College.
Hirsch has published six books of poems and three prose books,
including the national bestseller, How to Read a Poem and Fall
in Love with Poetry. He writes a weekly column on poetry for the
Washington Post Book World and has received the Prix de Rome, a
Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Award for Literature, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He taught for
18 years at the University of Houston and is now the fourth president
of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
“I believe he has a unique voice in American poetry,” said
writer and poet Marjorie Agosín, is a professor of Spanish
at Wellesley, “a voice that conjures the possibility of looking
at the visible as well as the invisible world, a poetry that is
both sophisticated and accessible at the same time. I also think
he has allowed so many readers to truly become passionate about
reading poetry, becoming a lover of poetry, because he believes
that poetry is a way of achieving inner knowledge and illuminating
The event is sponsored
by Wellesley’s Spanish Department,
the Writing Program and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center. A
reception will be held prior to the lecture at 4 pm in Collins
Café . For more information, call 781-283-2576.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an
excellent liberal-arts education for women who will make a difference
in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300
undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries. For
more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.