Writers Reading Series features poet Heather McHugh

Heather McHughPoet Heather McHugh will read from her work Sept. 17 as part of the Wake Forest University Writers Reading Series. The event will be held at 8 p.m. in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

McHugh has won many awards for her six books of poetry. The most recent, “The Father of the Predicaments,” was published in 1999 by Wesleyan University Press. She is also an essayist and translator. Her essays are collected in “Broken English, Poetry and Partiality,” published in 1987 by Wesleyan University Press.

McHugh’s books of translation include “D’Apres Tout Poems by Jean Follain,” published in 1981 by Princeton University Press, and “Glottal Stop: 101 poems of Paul Celan,” published in 1989 by Wesleyan University Press. McHugh was educated at Harvard University and the University of Denver. McHugh has taught at many colleges and universities, including the University of Iowa and University of California at Berkeley. Currently, she teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle.

For more information about the Writers Reading Series, call the Wake Forest English department at 336-758-5383.

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