• Poetry Reading: Jeanne Marie Beaumont & Martha Collins

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the English Department

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
7pm, Poetry Center
3rd Floor, Sawyer Library
73 Tremont Street, Boston
Entrance in back, on Tremont Place

Jeanne Marie Beaumont grew up in the Philadelphia area and moved to New York City in 1983. She holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and is the author of three books of poetry. Her first, Placebo Effects, was selected by William Matthews as a winner in the National Poetry Series and published by W.W. Norton in 1997. Her second collection of poems, Curious Conduct, was published by BOA Editions, Ltd. in 2004, and her third collection, Burning of the Three Fires, also from BOA, was published in the fall of 2010. With Claudia Carlson, she co-edited the anthology The Poets' Grimm: Twentieth Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (Story Line Press, 2003). She previously taught at Rutgers University and at The Frost Place, where she served as director of the annual Advanced Poetry Seminar (2006-2010). She currently teaches at The Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan and in the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.

Martha Collins is the author of White Papers (Pitt Poetry Series, 2012), as well as Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006), a book-length poem based on a lynching her father witnessed when he was five years old. Collins has also published four earlier collections of poems, two books of co-translations from the Vietnamese, and two chapbooks. Collins founded the Creative Writing Program at UMass-Boston, and for ten years was Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College. She is currently editor-at-large for FIELD magazine and one of the editors of the Oberlin College Press. In spring 2010, she served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell University.Two books are forthcoming from Milkweed: Black Stars: Poems by Ngo Tu Lap (co-translated with the author, 2013) and Day Unto Day (poems, 2014).

Join us for an evening of poetry with both authors! Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the English Department. For more information, please contact jhlee@suffolk.edu.


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