Poet Brock-Broido to read Feb. 20

Poet Brock-Broido to read Feb. 20

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Lucie Brock-Broido

Lucie Brock-Broido, author of three collections of poetry, will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

Brock-Broido received a Bachelor of Arts and an Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University, and an Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University. Her books of poetry include Trouble in Mind (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), recipient of the Massachusetts Book Award; The Master Letters (1995); and A Hunger (1988). In 2008, she edited and published Letters to a Stranger, Poems by Thomas James with Graywolf Press.

Her awards and honors include the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Brock-Broido has taught at Bennington College, Princeton University, and at Harvard University as the director of the creative writing program and as Briggs-Copeland Poet. She is now the director of poetry in the Writing Division in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, and divides her time between New York City and Cambridge, Mass. She was an Ida Beam Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa in fall 2012.

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is a graduate program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the new Arts Iowa website.


Christopher Clair, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0900


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