Jacqueline Osherow to Read

The University of Connecticut’s Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce that author Danielle Chapman will host a reading of her work for all who are interested on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The reading will take place at 6:00 pm in the UConn Co-op in Storrs Center.

Jacqueline Osherow received her BA from Radcliffe College, Harvard University, and her PhD from Princeton University.

She is the author of several collections of poetry, including Hoopoe’s Crown (2005). That We May Live and Not Die:  Judah as a Life Force in Genesis is currently in press. Her debut collection Looking for Angels in New York (1988) was chosen for the Contemporary Poetry Series.

Osherow receives praise from her colleagues, including author Richard Howard, who claims her past work to be “bespoken from decades of fascination.” On her collection of poems titled Ultimatum from Paradise: Poems, Howard claims “it is a book of mindfully made wonders."

Osherow has received many honors and awards for her work. She received several prizes from the Poetry Society of America, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. “At Peter Behren’s House” won best poem published in Southwest Review in 2010, earning Osherow the 2010 Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award. In 2012, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book Public Poetry Project selected Osherow as one of four poets to be featured in their poster series. Osherow also won the Witter Bynner Prize by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Currently, Jacqueline Osherow is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah, where she also directs the Creative Writing Program.

The Creative Writing Program aims to introduce and engage both undergraduate and graduate students in various writing courses including fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, drama, screenwriting, and more. These courses are offered to students of all majors in order to engage and include all that are interested in joining this growing creative writing community at the University of Connecticut.

The reading, co-sponsored by the UConn Creative Writing Program and the UConn Co-Op, is free and open to the public. The UConn Co-op is located at One Royce Circle, 101 Storrs Center, and can be contacted at 860-486-8525. For more information, please visit the Creative Writing Program’s website at www.creativewriting.uconn.edu.