Poet Gregory Orr to read

Poet-memoirist Gregory Orr will read from a memoir about his troubled relationship with his father, supplementing his presentation with related family poems at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Orr’s most recent collection of poems is City of Salt, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for poetry in 1995. He has published several volumes of poetry, as well as books of essays and criticism. His poetry and translations of poetry have appeared over the years in a number of anthologies.

Currently on the creative writing faculty at the University of Virginia, Orr has held a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and a Senior Fulbright Lectureship.

Orr’s reading is sponsored by the Department of English.

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