Due to illness, Christian Wiman has canceled his appearance at Fall Arts Celebration. The event will continue as “An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Li-Young Lee and Pattiann Rogers.” The event, Friday, October 25, at 7 p.m. in the L.V. Eberhard Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus, is open to the public with free admission. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.
Li-Young Lee is the author of four critically acclaimed books of poetry, his most recent being Behind My Eyes (W.W. Norton, 2008) and a memoir, The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (Simon and Schuster, 1995), which received an American Book Award.
Pattiann Rogers has published twelve collections of poetry, most recently Holy Heathen Rhapsody, and two books of essays, including The Grand Array: Writings on Nature, Science, and Spirit. Rogers is the recipient of two NEA grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2005 Literary Award in Poetry from the Lannan Foundation.