The Millsaps Visiting Writers Series brings to campus outstanding writers from a broad spectrum of experience and talent. Each visit features a craft talk or lecture, followed by a public reading.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Boada at email@example.com or 601-974-1305.
Poet Ann Fisher-Wirth
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Lewis Art Gallery (3rd floor)
Ann Fisher-Wirth is the author of several books of poetry, including Dream Cabinet (Wings Press, 2012); Carta Marina (Wings Press, 2009); Five Terraces (Wind Publications, 2005); The Trinket Poems (Wind, 2003); and Blue Window (Archer Books, 2003).
She recently co-edited The Ecopoetry Anthology, (Trinity University Press, 2013), which includes work by A.R. Ammons, W.S. Merwin, Adrienne Rich, Carolyn Forche, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and William Carlos Williams, among others.
Ann teaches poetry workshops and seminars, 20th-century American literature, and a wide range of courses in environmental literature at the University of Mississippi.
Poet William Wright
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 137
William Wright is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Night Field Anecdote (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011) and Bledsoe (Texas Review Press, 2011).
Series editor of The Southern Poetry Anthology, Wright has recently published work in Colorado Review, Indiana Review, AGNI and North American Review. He is founding editor of Town Creek Poetry and recently co-founded a poetry publishing venture called Batture Willow Press.
Wright recently won the Porter Fleming Prize for Poetry.