Poets Fenton, Ponsot to read from work, Nov. 8
Posted November 1, 2006; 10:34 p.m.
Poets James Fenton and Marie Ponsot will read from their work at
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Fenton's works include "Terminal Moraine," "The Memory of War" and "Children in Exile and Out of Danger." He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Southern Arts Literature Award for Poetry, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Whitbread Award for Poetry. Fenton is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was a professor of poetry at the University of Oxford from 1994 to 1999. He also has worked as a correspondent, columnist, drama critic and book reviewer for several publications.
Ponsot's works include "True Minds," "Admit Impediment," "The Green Dark" and "The Bird Catcher," which won the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. She also has won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Prize from New York University and the Shaugnessy Medal of the Modern Language Association. Ponsot has taught at Queens College, Beijing United University, New York University and Columbia University.
The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.