Literary Lectures


Jennifer Sweeney

"To Remain in Perhaps: A Deeper Look at the Lyric Poem"

Thursday May 13, 2021 7:30 PM PDT

Host: Frank Graham


Professor Jennifer Sweeney presents on lyricism with her talk, "To Remain in the Perhaps: A Deeper Look at the Lyric Poem."
Jennifer K. Sweeney is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Foxlogic, Fireweed, winner of the Backwaters Prize from Backwaters Press/University of Nebraska. Her other collections are Little Spells (New Issues Press, 2015), How to Live on Bread and Music (Perugia Press), and Salt Memory (Main Street Rag). She is the recipient of many awards, including the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Perugia Press Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches poetry workshops at the University of Redlands in California, and is known for a decade-long practice of private instruction and manuscript critique.