Major Author Reading Series Continues with Poet Gregory Fraser

An esteemed poet and teacher, Fraser will visit campus on Feb. 18.

As part of Manhattan College’s Major Author Reading Series (M.A.R.S.), poet, editor and professor Gregory Fraser will visit Manhattan College on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Fraser is the author of three poetry collections: Strange Pietà, Answering the Ruins and Designed for Flight. Fraser is also the co-author of two college textbooks: Writing Poetry and Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing.

Fraser’s poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, The Paris Review and The Gettysburg Review. He is the 2010 Georgia Author of the Year in Poetry and a two-time finalist for the Walt Whitman Award.

Fraser holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston and is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Fraser is currently a professor of English and creative writing at the University of West Georgia and serves as the features editor of the Birmingham Poetry Review.

The series will continue with Pushcart Prize-nominated writer Gianmarc Manzione ’02 on Thursday, March 26.

M.A.R.S. has brought several notable writers to campus for readings and book signings since its inception in 2010, with the intent of engaging and exposing students to contemporary literature.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in Hayden Hall, room 100 at 6:30 p.m. M.A.R.S. is co-sponsored by the College’s English department and the School of Arts, in cooperation with the Women and Gender Studies program.

For more information, please contact Adam Koehler, assistant professor of English, at (718) 862-7546 or at, or Dominika Wrozynski, assistant professor of English at (718) 862-7921 or at

MC Staff