Visiting Writers Series

The Millsaps Visiting Writers Series brings to campus outstanding writers from a broad spectrum of experience and style. Each visit features a public reading or lecture and some will also include a craft talk.

All events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:30pm

Professor Emeritus Greg Miller and Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky

Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215

Three of Greg Miller's five collections of poetry were published by the University of Chicago Phoenix Poets Series, his most recent The Sea Sleeps: New and Selected, by Paraclete Press (2014). Professor Emeritusof English at Millsaps College, where he taught for twenty-three years, Miller has worked the last three years as an editor at The Sheep Meadow Press in New York. He has been a writing fellow at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Dora Maar House, Camargo, and the CAMAC Centre d’Art. Miller received his Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley, where he had the good fortune to study with Robert Pinsky and Thom Gunn, his M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Stanford, and his B.A. in French Literature and Political Science from Vanderbilt. His second volume of translations of Herbert’s Latin poetry, in collaboration with Professors Emeriti of Classics Catherine and Richard Freis, is forthcoming this fall.

Throughout his career, Robert Pinsky <https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/robert-pinsky> has been dedicated to identifying and invigorating poetry’s place in the world. Known worldwide, Pinsky’s work has earned him the PEN/Voelcker Award, the William Carlos Williams Prize, the Lenore Marshall Prize, Italy’s Premio Capri, the Korean Manhae Award, and the Harold Washington Award from the City of Chicago, among other accolades. Pinsky is the only member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters to have appeared on “The Simpsons” and “The Colbert Report.” For years a regular contributor to PBS’s The News­ Hour, he publishes frequently in magazines such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Three­penny Review and The Best American Poetry anthologies. Pinsky’s most recent book is At the Foundling Hospital (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2016). He is a professor of English and creative writing in the graduate writing program at Boston University.

Reception to follow.

Contact: Michael Pickard