• Poetry Reading with John F. Deane and Dr. Fred Marchant
John F. Deane and Dr. Fred Marchant

Award-winning Irish poet visits Suffolk for a three-day residency

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Poetry Center, 3rd floor of Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St

John F. Deane is an award-winning Irish poet, novelist, translator, editor, and the founding publisher of Dedalus Press and Poetry Ireland Review.

Deane has published several collections of poetry and some fiction. He founded Poetry Ireland - the National Poetry Society - and The Poetry Ireland Review in 1979. Deane won the O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry, the Marten Toonder Award for Literature and poetry prizes from Italy and Romania. He was elected Secretary-General of the European Academy of Poetry in 1996. Shortlisted for both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Irish Times Poetry Now Award, he won residencies in Bavaria, Monaco and Paris.

He will be visiting Suffolk for a three-day residency from April 10-12, 2012. In addition to classroom visits and some closed events, Deane will be hosting two public events in the Poetry Center:

Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm -  Poetry Reading with Suffolk English Department's own Dr. Fred Marchant

Thursday, April 12 at 1pm - 
Conversation about Translation with Distinguished Visiting Scholar David Ferry

Dr. Marchant has a PhD and an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Brown University. His research interests include Modern and Contemporary Poetry, the Pedagogy of Creative Writing, and Twentieth Century Literature, among others. He has been widely published and teaches a variety of Composition and Poetry classes here at Suffolk University. Marchant is also the director of the Suffolk University Poetry Center.

For more details about Thursday's event, click here: http://www.suffolk.edu/college/52186.html.

Sponsored by the College of Arts & Science's Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program, the English Department, and the Creative Writing Program. For more information, please contact 617-973-5346.

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