Prize-winning poet Mark Halliday will read at Boston University with BU alumna Heather Green for the spring installment of the Robert Lowell Memorial Reading Series. Introduced by Robert Pinsky. This event is free and open to the public, with a reception and book signing to follow.
Mark Halliday is a Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio University. His books of poems are: Little Star (William Morrow, 1987), Tasker Street (University of Massachusetts, 1992), Selfwolf (University of Chicago, 1999), Jab (University of Chicago, 2002), Keep This Forever (Tupelo Press, 2008), Thresherphobe (University of Chicago Press, 2013), and Losers Dream On (University of Chicago Press, 2018). His critical study Stevens and the Interpersonal appeared in 1991 from Princeton University Press. He co-authored with Allen Grossman a book on poetics, The Sighted Singer (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991). He has published essays on more than twenty contemporary poets since 1996. Halliday has won the Rome Fellowship in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Foundation Writer’s Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Heather Green’s poems have appeared in AGNI online, Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, the New Yorker, and many other journals, and are forthcoming in the Bennington Review. Her translation of Tristan Tzara’s Noontimes Won was published in 2018 by Octopus Books. Her translations of Tzara’s work have appeared in Asymptote, Open Letters Monthly, Poetry International, and several anthologies. She teaches at George Mason University.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.