The Sewanee Review invites you to its first events of the year—the presentation of the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry by Vice-Chancellor Pearigen, and the lecture on Patricia Smith’s body of work. The award, given annually since 1987, has honored some of America’s greatest poets, such as Nobel laureate Louise Glück and Pulitzer-prize winner Carl Phillips.
The award ceremony concludes with a reading and is an opportunity for students and the Sewanee community to hear a great artist up close and personal. The following afternoon’s lecture is a must for English-majors interested in exposure to criticism of the highest order. Join us on Tuesday, September 26th at 4:30 p.m. in All Saints' Chapel as we celebrate poet Patricia Smith. On Wednesday, September 27th at 4:00 p.m., poet Joy Priest (author of Horsepower) will lecture on Smith’s body of work in Gailor Hall/Naylor Auditorium.
Your attendance is both welcome and welcoming to these remarkable writers. The events are free and open to the public.
—Adam Ross, editor of the Sewanee Review