ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Lenna Visiting Professor Benjamin Friedlander will deliver a lecture on Emily Dickinson and the Civil War on Thursday, Nov. 8 at St. Bonaventure University. The reading begins at 5 p.m. in Walsh Amphitheater in the William F. Walsh Science Building and is free and open to the public.
Friedlander is a poet, editor, and scholar. His books of poetry include “One Hundred Etudes” (Edge Books, 2012), “Citizen Cain” (Salt Publishing, 2011) and “The Missing Occasion of Saying Yes” (Subpress, 2007).
He is also the author of “Simulcast: Four Experiments in Criticism” (University Alabama Press, 2004) and the editor, most recently, of “Robert Creeley’s Selected Poems,” 1945-2005 (University of California Press, 2008). Since 1999, he has taught American literature and poetics at the University of Maine.
The Lenna Endowed Visiting Professorship, established in 1990, is funded through gifts from the late Betty S. Lenna Fairbank and Reginald A. Lenna of Jamestown. It is designed to bring scholars of stature in their field to St. Bonaventure University and Jamestown Community College for public lectures.
Learn more about Friedlander:
PennSound audio readings - http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Friedlander.php
University of Maine - http://www.umit.maine.edu/~ben.friedlander/
Electronic Poetry Center - http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/friedlander/
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