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Wyatt Prunty

  • Genre: Poetry
  • Location: Knight Library Browsing Room
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Date: October 15, 2015

Due to an unforeseen emergency, we learned mid-day today (Tuesday, October 13) that Wyatt Prunty will not be joining us.

Please be sure to join us for our next event on November 5 featuring Marjorie Celona.


WYATT PRUNTY is the author of nine collections of poetry: Domestic of the Outer Banks (1980), The Times Between (1982), What Women Know, What Men Believe (1986), Balance as Belief (1989), The Run of the House (1993), Since the Noon Mail Stopped (1997), Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems (2000), The Lover’s Guide to Trapping (2009), and Couldn’t Prove, Had to Promise (2014). He is also the author of a critical study, “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism, available from Oxford University Press.

He has taught at the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, Louisiana State University, Washington and Lee University, and Sewanee, where he is the Ogden P. Carlton Professor of Literature. He is a recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Johns Hopkins, and Brown Foundation fellowships. He’s also the editor of Sewanee Writers on Writing (Louisiana State University Press, 2000), the general editor of the Sewanee Writers’ Series, and directs the Tennessee Williams Fellowship program at Sewanee. The foundor and director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he recently served as Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

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