Joynes Event :: A Reading by Poet Mary Jo Bang, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Thu, April 17, 2014 • 7:00 PM • Joynes Reading Room (CRD 007)
Mary Jo Bang is a renowned poet from Missouri, and a professor in the Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She has written several books of poetry including the prize-winning debut Apology for Want (1997), Louise in Love (2001), and Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans (2001), and the critically-acclaimed Elegy (2007). Bang's poetry has been praised for its linguistic energy, subtle imagery, and innovative technique. Mixing philosophical or "post-modern" concerns with chiseled, formal control, Bang's work has been frequently cast as a pioneering example of "hybrid" poetry.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Joynes Reading Room is located on the east side of the Carothers Residence Hall at 2501 Whitis Avenue on the University of Texas at Austin Campus. Paid parking is available at the garage at 25th Street and San Antonio.
Call 512 471-5787 for more information.