• Kim Stafford

Noted author, poet and professor visits the College of Arts & Sciences

February 10-12, 2010

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010
A reading with Kim Stafford and Kevin Bowen
The Poetry Center, Sawyer Library (3rd Floor)
73 Tremont Street, Boston MA


Kim Stafford visits the College starting Feb. 10 through Feb. 12.  Kim Stafford grew up in Oregon, Iowa, Indiana, California, and Alaska, following his parents as they taught and traveled through the West. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and the director of the Northwest Writing Institute and the William Stafford Center at Lewis & Clark College, where he has taught since 1979. He holds a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Oregon, and has worked as a printer, photographer, oral historian, editor, and visiting writer at a host of colleges and schools. His book, Having Everything Right, won a citation for excellence from the Western States Book Awards in 1986. Stafford has received creative writing fellowships form the National Endowment for the Arts, a Governor’s Arts Award for his contributions to Oregon’s literary culture, and his work has been featured on National Public Radio. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and children.  

Kevin Bowen was drafted and served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam war during 1968-69. He has since returned to Vietnam numerous times and currently serves as Director of the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Its Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The Progressive magazine chose Bowen's first book, Playing Basketball with the Viet Cong, a "Pick of the Year.“His latest collection is Thai Binh: Great Peace. He lives in Dorchester, MA with his wife and two children.

This is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar event.  For more information on the Distinguished Visiting Scholars program, please click here.  For more information on this event, please contact nvadnais@suffolk.edu or call 617-305-6316. 

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