Read more about poet Ellen Doré Watson

Award-winning poet and director of the Poetry Center at Smith reads in celebration of her new collection, Dogged Hearts.

Ellen Doré Watson

Tuesday, October 19, 2006
7:30 pm Stoddard Hall Auditorium
Poetry Reading

Ellen Doré Watson’s recent awards include fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center. She serves as co-editor of The Massachusetts Review, teaches in the Drew University MFA program in Poetry and Translation, and at Smith, and has directed the Poetry Center since 1999.

The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

book cover: Dogged Hearts by Ellen Dore Watson

In her most recent volume, Dogged Hearts (Tupelo Press 2010), Watson lends her voice to a multiplicity of characters, each with his or her own dilemma, distraction, or disarray. Earlier books include Broken Railings (winner of the Green Lake Chapbook Prize from Owl Creek Press), We Live in Bodies, and the New York/New England Award-winning Ladder Music (from Alice James Books, 1997 and 2001, respectively), and This Sharpening (Tupelo Press, 2006). Her journal appearances include American Poetry Review, Tin House, Orion, Field, Ploughshares, and the New Yorker.

Search by author to locate <Watson, Ellen> in the Five College Library Catalog.

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Biography in Context
Includes an entry from Contemporary Authors, updated 2004. Also journal and magazine articles.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for <Ellen Dore Watson> to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SC Links to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Internet Site Access
biographical information and an interview
The Massachusetts Review


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