Visiting Writer Series - Spring 2013


A Poetry Reading with Don Bogen

Friday, February 8, 2013
8 pm, International Center 101

Don BogenDon Bogen is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently An Algebra (University of Chicago), as well as the critical work A Necessary Order: Theodore Roethke and the Writing Process (Ohio University Press).  His poetry and reviews have appeared such places as the Paris Review, The New Republic, The Nation, The Yale Review, Poetry, and The American Poetry Review, and his translations have been published widely. The recipient of Fulbright Awards in Spain and at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre of Queen's University-Belfast, his other awards include the AWP Anniversary Awards Grand Prize, a Poetry Society of America Emily Dickinson Award, fellowships from Yaddo and Carmago Foundations, and grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the NEA. Bogen is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati and he is the poetry editor of The Cincinnati Review.



A Fiction Reading with Peter Orner

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
8 pm, International Center 101

Peter OrnerPeter Orner is the author of three books of fiction, most recently Love and Shame and Love (Little, Brown & Company), and the editor of two books of nonfiction, Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwe and Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives. His work has appeared such places as The Atlantic Monthly, Granta, The Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, the Rome Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and the Bard Fiction Prize, and he has been a finalist for such awards as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Pen Hemingway Award. An associate professor at San Francisco State University, Orner has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the University of Montana, and elsewhere.


A Fiction Reading with Skip Horack

Friday, April 5, 2013 

Skip HorackThe English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Center for Writers graduate organization (C4W) work together to fund and host visiting writers with the support of local businesses and the department. This semester C4W/EGO Visiting Writers' Series guest is Skip Horack.

Skip Horack is the author of the novel The Eden Hunter (2010) and the story collection The Southern Cross, winner of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2008 Bakeless Fiction Prize. His work has also appeared in Oxford American, Epoch, The Southern Review, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. He is a former Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he was also a Wallace Stegner Fellow. A native of Louisiana and a graduate of Florida State University, Horack is an assistant professor of creative writing at Auburn University.


Celebrate National Poetry Month!

A Poetry Reading with Farrah Field and Jared White

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

5:30 pm, Woods Theatre 

Farrah Field

Farrah Field is the author of two books of poetry: Rising (2009) and Wolf and Pilot (2012), both published by Four Way Books. She is also the author of the chapbook Parents (2011) from Immaculate Disciples Press and her poems were selected by Kevin Young for The Best American Poetry 2011.

Jared White




Jared White is the author of a chapbook, Yellowcake (2009), published by Cannibal Books, and two more chapbooks are forthcoming this year: This Is What It Is Like to Be Loved by Me from Bloof Books and My Former Politics from H-NGM-N. Together Farrah and Jared are the owners of a small press bookstore, Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop.