Poet and author Marianne Boruch will be visiting Ball State University on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Arts and Journalism Building (AJ) 225. This event is free and open to the public.
Boruch will also be making one classroom visit to discuss her poetry on Thursday, October 18th: Boruch will visit ENG 408 (Advanced Poetry Workshop), from 9:30-10:45p.m. in the L. A. Pittenger Student Center 303. This visit is also free and open to the public.
Chicagoan Marianne Boruch is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently, Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing, and Cadaver, Speak. She has also published three collections of essays, the most recent being The Little Death of Self, and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler.
Her work has appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Among her honors are are four Pushcart Prizes, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation, and two Fulbright Professorships.
Boruch was the founder of the MFA program at Purdue University, where she became a Professor Emeritus there last May. She continues to teach in the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
If you’re interested in learning more about Marianne Boruch, read some of her published works.
- “The Carnivorous Plants.”
- “The First Layer of City.”
- “The Mermaids.”
- “The Anti-Grief.”
- “Book and Screen.”
- Interview at Divedapper, conducted by poet Kaveh Akbar, on poetry writing as putting out a begging bowl.
- Interview at Ploughshares, on how poems happen.
- Interview at Indiana University Press Blog, on her memoir The Glimpse Traveler.
- Interview at Midwestern Gothic, on genres, inspiration, and the influences of teaching.
- “Heavy Lifting” in The American Poetry Review, on flight and poetry.
- “Poetry’s Over and Over” in The American Poetry Review.