Poet Gwyneth Lewis Read Tuesday, Feb. 10

Wales's first National Poet in 2005 read at 7:30 pm, Neilson Library Browsing Room. Read more…

Poet, Gwyneth Lewis


Lewis's visit is sponsored by the Poetry Center at Smith College, and supported by the Department of English Language & Literature.

  Tuesday, February 10, 2009
7:30 pm Neilson Library Browsing Room
Poetry Reading

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

Wales’s first National Poet in 2005 and author of six books, Gwyneth Lewis writes in both Welsh, her first language, and in English. She has also written libretti and directed documentaries for the BBC. Joseph Brodsky called her poems “felicitous, urbane, heartbreaking.” She weaves such subjects as marriage, depression, outer space, and detective work into a fable of self that is both challenging and accessible, and her wit and intellect are everywhere present.

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Biography in Context
Includes entries from Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Women Poets, updated 2007.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SC Links SCLinks to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Internet Site Access
Gwynethlewis.com - the poet's website including recent works, biography, books, & photo gallery http://www.gwynethlewis.com/
Contemporarywriters.com - biography, awards & prizes, critical perspective, & author's statement http://www.contemporarywriters.com/
The Academi - Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society for Authors http://www.academi.org/
Poetry International Web - poems, articles, & bibliography http://uk.poetryinternationalweb.org/


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