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Women Poets at Barnard

Past Series, Poets at SOF/Heyman

dateSeptember 18, 2017 timeMonday, 7:00pm EDT location Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College
  • Department of English, Barnard
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
Headshots of Donna Masini, Sharon Olds, and Brittany Perham

Donna Masini’s third book of poems, 4:30 Movie, is forthcoming in 2018. She is also the author of Turning to Fiction and That Kind of Danger (which won the 1994 Barnard Women Poets Prize), as well as About Yvonne, a novel. “Donna Masini’s poems are …urban, sexual, working-class, passionate, marked by great moral intelligence and generosity. She is one of the marvelous new poets this country is generating in a terrible time” (Adrienne Rich). She is Professor of English at Hunter College, where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program. Sharon Olds is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including the recent Odes, and Stag’s Leap, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. Her work is “remarkable for its candor, its eroticism, and its power to move” (David Leavitt). She teaches at New York University. Brittany Perham’s Double Portrait won the 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize, chosen by Claudia Rankine for poems that are “by turns playful, mournful, indulgent, musical, insightful, and all the way human.” She is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow.