Critically acclaimed poet Tom Sleigh reads with BU MFA alum Laura Marris as a part of the Robert Lowell Memorial Reading Series at Boston University.
Tom Sleigh‘s many books include Station Zed, Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk, which received the Kingsley Tufts Award. His work appears in The New Yorker and Poetry, as well as The Best of the Best American Poetry, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Pushcart Anthology. He is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and Africa.
Laura Marris is a poet and translator. Her work has appeared in Boston Review, The Common, The Cortland Review, Asymptote, and elsewhere. She has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and her translation of Christophe Boltanski’s The Safe House is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.
Introduced by Robert Pinsky. Reading followed by reception and book signing.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.