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Women Poets at Barnard: Rosanna Warren, Meg Tyler, and Fiona Wilson

Past Series, Poets at SOF/Heyman

dateOctober 29, 2015 timeThursday, 7:00pm EDT location Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College
  • Women Poets at Barnard
Headshots of Rosanna Warren and Meg Tyler and cover of A Clearance by Fiona Wilson

The Heyman Center for the Humanities and Women Poets at Barnard present an evening with poets Rosanna Warren, Meg Tyler, and Fiona Wilson.

Rosanna Warren is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Ghost in a Red Hat (2011), as well as books of essays and translations. “Rosanna Warren lives in our tarnished, everyday, ramshackle world of loss, anguish, and sacrifice but she inhabits almost as vividly a realm of classic purity,” writes Anthony Hecht. She is the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

Meg Tyler’s first book of poetry, Poor Earth (2014), is “elliptical and mortally clear-minded,” circling “around the mystery of a central death…Her language is a marvel of chastity and tact” (Rosanna Warren). She is also the author of A Singing Contest: Conventions of Sound in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney. She teaches at Boston University and Chair of the Institute for the Study of Irish Culture.

Fiona Wilson was born in Scotland. “Channeling birdsong, the hum of rivers, ‘the mad shush / of sound’ from the Highlands to the Hudson River,” Maureen N. McLane writes of her first book, A Clearance, the poems “are gorgeous and perfected distillations.” She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or email [email protected].

  • Rosanna Warren The Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor University of Chicago
  • Meg Tyler Meg Tyler Associate Professor of Humanities, Boston College
  • Fiona Wilson Visiting Assistant Professor Sarah Lawrence College
  • Saskia Hamilton Professor of English and Director of Women Poets at Barnard Program Barnard College