Poetry Reading by UChicago Creative Writing Faculty - Humanities Day

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About Rachel Galvin: Rachel Galvin is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature. She is a specialist in twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry of the Americas, as well as a poet and literary translator. Her first monograph, "Poetry and the Press in Wartime (1936–1945)", is under review; her next project is titled “Hemispheric Poetics.” She coedited the essay collection "Auden at Work" (2015), and her translation of Raymond Queneau’s "Hitting the Streets" won the 2014 Scott Moncrieff Prize.

About Srikanth (Chicu) Reddy: Srikanth Reddy is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature. He works primarily in the field of poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on creative writing. He is particularly interested in the intersection of critical and creative practice, and in the institutional history that has come to segregate those endeavors. His scholarly work focuses on modernism and contemporary poetry and poetics. Related interests include ekphrasis, lyric genres, and various historical approaches toward the epic. He authored the book-length poem "Voyager" (University of California Press, 2011) and "Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry" (Oxford University Press, 2012).

About John WIlkinson: John Wilkinson is Professor of Practice in the Arts in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Committee on Creative Writing, where he is Chair. He has published seven collections of poetry and several works of literary criticism dealing with the peculiar properties of lyric poetry. His teaching interests include the theory and practices of close reading and of glossing, relationships between poetry and visual arts, New York School poetry (Frank O’Hara, Barbara Guest, John Ashbery, James Schuyler), and other mid-twentieth-century American poets.