Louise Glück, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Poetry, and Caryl Phillips [pictured here], novelist, A Distant Shore; Dancing in the Dark; In the Falling Snow, will read tonight at Skidmore, 8PM, free and open to the public, Davis Audiorium, Palamountain Hall, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
All events in the series are free and open to the general public.
In a review in The New Republic, the critic Helen Vendler wrote: "Louise
Glück is a poet of strong and haunting presence. Her poems, published in a
series of memorable books over the last twenty years, have achieved the unusual
distinction of being neither 'confessional' nor 'intellectual' in the
usual senses of those words."
"Caryl Phillips was born in St.Kitts and came to Britain at the age of four months. He grew up in Leeds, and studied English Literature at Oxford University.... He was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 1992 and was on the 1993 Granta list of Best of Young British Writers. His literary awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a British Council Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and Britain's oldest literary award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, for Crossing the River which was also shortlisted for the 1993 Booker Prize. A Distant Shore won the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize; Dancing in the Dark won the 2006 PEN/Beyond the Margins Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.... A regular contributor to The Guardian and The New Republic, his latest book, Colour Me English - Selected Essays, was published in July 2011."