.

Prolific author Paul Mariani to speak at Fairfield University Bookstore

 ,   Add to calendar
 1073 N Benson Rd Fairfield CT 06824  See map

Paul Mariani, acclaimed author of 17 books and more than 200 essays and reviews, will read from his latest book of poetry at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 at the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center at Fairfield University. This event, part of the Inspired Writer series sponsored by the University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, is free and open to the public.


 


Mariani, University professor of English at Boston College, has written seven volumes of poetry, as well as five biographies of poets, including William Carlos Williams, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Hart Crane and Gerard Manley Hopkins. All have been listed as notable books by The New York Times and his biography of Williams was short-listed for the American Book Award. He has written four critical studies and a spiritual memoir, “Thirty Days: On Retreat with the Exercises of St. Ignatius.” His latest work is a “verse biography” entitled “Epitaphs for the Journey: New, Selected, and Revised Poems.”


 


Mariani has won some of the country’s most prestigious fellowships including awards from The Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry in 2009. His life of Hart Crane, “The Broken Tower,” was made into a feature-length film directed and starring James Franco.


 


This event is co-sponsored by the University’s office of Academic Affairs, the departments of English and religious studies and the Center for Catholic Studies.


 


For more information, contact Elizabeth Hastings, ehastings@fairfield.edu or (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688. For more information on Fairfield’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, visit www.fairfield.edu/mfa.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something