Poet Joanna Klink To Present Her Works at Nov. 12 Major Author Reading Series

Prolific poet will read from her collection on campus.

Poet Joanna Klink will visit Manhattan College on Thursday, Nov. 12 as part of the Major Author Reading Series (M.A.R.S.), the College’s biannual series.

As the author of four books of poetry, They Are Sleeping (2000), Circadian (2007), Raptus (2010) and Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (2015), Klink’s poems have appeared in numerous anthologies. The most recent anthologies include The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry and Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation.

Klink’s work was recognized with awards and fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation, Jeannette Haien Ballard, Civitella Ranieri, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. In addition, Klink was the Briggs-Copeland Poet at Harvard University from 2008-2011. She currently lives in Missoula, Mont., and is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Montana.

Klink graduated from the University of Iowa with an M.F.A. in poetry in 1998 and a Ph.D. in humanities from Johns Hopkins University in 2002.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Adam Johnson will conclude this semester’s series on Thursday, Nov. 19. Johnson received a 2013 Pulitzer Prize award for his novel The Orphan Master’s Son. He has also written several books, including Fortune Smiles, a short-story collection, and he is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Designed to engage and expose students to contemporary literature, M.A.R.S. has brought several notable writers to campus for readings and book signings since its inception in 2010. A few of the writers include: The New York Times Sunday Book Review Editors’ Choice winners Josh Weil and Honor Moore, Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan and Claudia Emerson, and National Book Award finalist Joshua Ferris.

All of the events are free, open to the public, and will be held in Hayden Hall, room 100, starting at 6:30 p.m. M.A.R.S. is co-sponsored by the College’s English department and the School of Liberal Arts.

For more information about M.A.R.S., please contact Dominika Wrozynski, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, at (718) 862-7921 or dominika.wrozynski@manhattan.edu or Adam Koehler, Ph.D., associate professor of English, at (718) 862-7546 or adam.koehler@manhattan.edu.

MC Staff