Poet Brenda Shaughnessy to Lecture at Lawrenceville

Posted: January 4, 2013

All are invited to attend a poetry reading by Brenda Shaughnessy on January 7, 7:00 p.m., in Lawrenceville's Edith Memorial Chapel. The poet will be on campus throughout the week, attending classes, meeting with students and faculty, and speaking at an all-School meeting on Jan. 11.

Shaughnessy's most recent collection of poetry is "Our Andromeda" (Copper Canyon Press, September 2012). She's also the author of "Human Dark with Sugar," (which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award,) and "Interior with Sudden Joy." Her poems have appeared in a number of publications, including Harpers, McSweeney's, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Slate.com.

Shaughnessy has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute, where she was a Bunting Fellow, the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission, and the Howard Foundation of Brown University. She has taught at universities including Columbia, the New School, Princeton, and New York University. Poetry editor-at-large of Tin House, Shaughnessy is currently an assistant professor of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she also teaches in the MFA program.

For additional information on all Lawrenceville School news, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of public relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.

Last Updated: January 17, 2013