Poet Heather McHugh to Visit RIT April 23

The event is free and open to the public

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Poet Heather McHugh will give a reading at Rochester Institute of Technology as part of the Caroline Werner Gannett Project “Visionaries in Motion.”

The free event will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Webb Auditorium of the James E. Booth Building.

McHugh is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington and has authored over a dozen books of poetry, criticism and translation. Her volumes of poetry include Eyeshot, The Father of the Predicaments, and Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993, winner of the Boston Book Review’s Bingham Poetry Prize and the Pollack-Harvard Review Prize. Hinge & Sign was a finalist for the National Book Award, and was named a “Notable Book of the Year” by The New York Times Book Review.

McHugh also wrote Broken English: Poetry and Partiality and several books of poetry in translation including Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan. She has held two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Voelcker Poetry Award from PEN, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. She was elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

For more information about McHugh and the Gannett lectures, visit the Caroline Werner Gannett Project Web site.