• Tom Sleigh & Melissa Green Poetry Reading

American Poets Visit Suffolk's Poetry Center

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Suffolk University Poetry Center
2nd Floor of Sawyer Library at 73 Tremont Street
(best entrance around the corner on Tremont Place)

Tom Sleigh is the author of eight highly acclaimed books of poetry, including Army Cats (Graywolf Press, 2011), and Space Walk (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), which won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award. He has also published a translation of Euripides' Herakles (Oxford University Press, 2007), and a book of essays, Interview With a Ghost (Graywolf Press, 2006). He has received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, a Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin, the John Updike Award, and the Guggenheim grant, among many other honors. He teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn.

Melissa Green's first book of poems, The Squanicook Eclogues, published by W. W. Norton, was awarded prizes from the Poetry Society of America and the Academy of American Poets. Fifty-Two, her second book of poems, was published by Arrowsmith Press in 2007. Her work has been published in AGNI, Little Star, Fulcrum, Epiphany and Ibbetson Street. Ms. Green lives in Winthrop, MA.

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