Writer's Reading: Wyatt Prunty
Prunty is founding director of the Sewanee Writers' Conference and Carlton Professor of English at Sewanee: The University of the South. His poems and essays have been featured in the Atlantic Monthly and the Kenyon Review, as well as on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation and PBS’s NewsHour. Most commonly associated with the new formalism movement, his poetry is also noted for its crystalline observations of daily contemporary life. His most recent poetry collection is The Lover’s Guide to Trapping from 2009. He has also written several books of criticism, including the forthcoming Rationed Compassion: Poetry Since World War II.
Prunty’s other poetry collections include Domestic of the Outer Banks (1980), The Times Between (1982), What Women Know, What Men Believe (1986), Balance as Belief (1989), The Run of the House (1993), Since the Noon Mail Stopped (1997), and Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems (2000). He is a recipient of grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and Guggenheim Foundation and has taught at Johns Hopkins University (where he held the Elliot Coleman Chair), Washington and Lee University, and Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and School of English.
Presented by Ohio State’s Creative Writing Program in the Department of English. Cosponsored by the Wexner Center.
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