February 4, 2020
Robert Pinsky is a poet, essayist, translator, and teacher whose many books include the poetry collections At the Foundling Hospital and Selected Poems, and the anthology, The Mind Has Cliffs of Fall. Pinsky’s work has earned him the PEN/Voelcker Award, the William Carlos Williams Prize, the Lenore Marshall Prize, Italy’s Premio Capri, and other honors. As Poet Laureate, he founded the Favorite Poem Project, in which thousands of Americans—of varying backgrounds, all ages, and from every state—shared their favorite poems. He is also the only member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters to have appeared on The Simpsons and The Colbert Report.
February 6, 2020
March 3, 2020
John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections, Up Jump the Boogie, finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award, and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Best American Poetry 2017 and 2019 and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor of English at Wesleyan University and teaches in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College.
March 24, 2020
Christian Wiman, our spring Writer-in-Residence, is Professor of the Practice of Religion and Literature in the Yale Divinity School. He is the author, editor, or translator of many books, including Survival is a Style: Poems, He Held Radical Light: The Art of Faith, The Faith of Art, and Hammer is the Prayer: Selected Poems. The former editor of Poetry Magazine, Wiman has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and numerous other publications. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow and holds an honorary doctorate of humane letters from North Central College. His particular interests include modern poetry, the language of faith, “accidental” theology (that is, theology conducted by unexpected means), and what it means to be a Christian intellectual in a secular culture.
The Writer-in-Residence program is made possible through generous support from the Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund.
April 7, 2020
Natalie Shapero is the Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University. Her most recent poetry collection is Hard Child, which was shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize. Shapero’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Yorker Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry, and elsewhere, and she is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Kenyon Review Fellowship.
April 22, 2020
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. His most recent book is Understanding Socialism, a blend of history, analysis, and theory that knocks down false narratives, confronts the failures and challenges of various socialist experiments throughout history, and offers a path to a new socialism based on workplace democracy.
This event co-sponsored by the Department of Economics.