SDSU’s MFA Weekend: Featuring G.C. Waldrep!

The Spring 2011 Polyphonic Workshop and Reading Series presents: SDSU’s MFA Weekend, featuring:

Acclaimed Poet and Historian, G.C. Waldrep!

G.C. Waldrep is coming to SDSU to lead an informative workshop and a spirited reading. The workshop will focus on the “Art of of Pastoral Poetry” and will be held on Thursday, March 17th. For more information on this workshop, please contact Meagan Marshall, The last day to register is Wednesday, March 16th– Hurry to secure a spot!

Waldrep will read from his collected works on Friday, March 18th at 7 p.m., alongside Author and Translator, Boris Dralyuk, and Poet and SDSU Visiting Professor, Piotr Florczyk, in Scripps Cottage. This event is free and open to the public!

**Just Added: Come hear current SDSU MFA Students and Alumni read on Saturday, March 19th at 7 p.m. at TheBook Works (2670 Via de la Valle, Del Mar). This event is also free and open to the public– Refreshments and inspirational entertainment will be provided!

G. C. Waldrep (Ph.D., Duke University; MFA, University of Iowa) is the author of three full-length collections of poems: Goldbeater’s Skin (2003); Disclamor (2007); and Archicembalo (2009), winner of the Dorset Prize. His work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry,Ploughshares, Harper’s, The Nation, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, New England Review, Colorado Review, New American Writing, and Tin House, as well as in Best American Poetry 2010. His work has earned prizes and residencies from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Campbell Corner Foundation. He was a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Literature. Waldrep is also the author of Southern Workers and the Search for Community, a historical monograph on the lives of Southern textile workers during the early twentieth century. At Bucknell he teaches creative writing, directs the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and serves as Editor-at-Large for the Kenyon Review. Waldrep’s fourth poetry collection, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts–in collaboration with John Gallaher–is due out from BOA Editions in April 2011.

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