Poet Marianne Boruch to Read and Deliver Lecture

The award-winning poet's week-long residency will include workshops & student conferences in addition to the reading on Feb.24 and lecture on Feb.26.

Poet, Marianne Boruch


Marianne Boruch’s week-long residency at Smith, featuring workshops, individual student conferences, and a craft lecture, is supported by a gift from Tammis Day ('05).

2009 Date Event
Tues., Feb.24
4:00 pm
Q & A with Marianne Boruch
Poetry Center, Wright Hall
Tues., Feb.24
7:30 pm
Poetry Reading
Stoddard Hall Auditorium
Thurs., Feb.26
7:30 pm
Lecture: "The Little Death of Self"
Poetry Center, Wright Hall

The events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Read more about Ms. Boruch's visit in the Smith College News Release, or visit the Poetry Center's website.


Grace, Fallen from,
by Marianne Boruch
Poems: New & Selected,
by Marianne Boruch

Distinguished professor of English at Purdue University, author of seven books of award-winning poetry and two books of essays on poetry and poets, Boruch earned her master of fine arts degree at the University of Massachusetts, where she studied with poet James Tate, among others. Her numerous essays on poetry and poets were published in her collections Poetry’s Old Air and In the Blue Pharmacy. Her poems and essays have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Southern Review and The Yale Review, to name a few.

Search by author to locate in the Five College Library Catalog.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Please note: Some links from this page are available to all without restriction. Others are restricted for off-campus access to Smith students, faculty, and staff. To connect, enter your Smith GroupWise email username and password when requested.


Biography in Context
Includes entries from Publisher's Weekly, World Literature Today, and Ploughshares.

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
Purdue University, Department of English - faculty web page and contact information for Marianne Boruch http://www.cla.purdue.edu/english
Poetry Foundation - poems http://www.poetryfoundation.org
Google Books http://books.google.com


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