W.D. Snodgrass Symposium

snodgrass-(1).jpgThe Department of English at UD invites you to an event in honor and memorium of the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1960 and former UD faculty member.

W.D. Snodgrass Symposium
Wednesday, April 27, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware

The poet W.D. Snodgrass was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1926. He was educated at Geneva College (PA) and the University of Iowa. At Iowa he studied with the poet Robert Lowell and became one of the early practitioners of “Confessional” poetry. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for his volume of poems, Heart’s Needle. Snodgrass received numerous grants and fellowships and taught at Cornell, the University of Rochester, Wayne State University and Syracuse University. From 1980 to 1994 he was Distinguished Professor of creative writing and contemporary literature at the University of Delaware.

This event will feature poet X.J. Kennedy, New Yorker essayist and author Adam Gopnik (Paris to the Moon) as well as poet and UD Professor Emeritus of English Gibbons Ruark (Passing Through Customs). There will be a reception to follow and lasting until 5:30 p.m.

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This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This event is also sponsored by the University of Delaware's  College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Art History, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Morris Library.


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