Talking American Literature at Uppsala: "Paradise Is Jagged": A Poetry Reading and Conversation.
- Date: –17:00
- Location: Engelska parken Room 16-1044
- Lecturer: Ann Fisher-Wirth (University of Mississippi, former Distinguished Fulbright Chair of American Studies at Uppsala).
- Organiser: Department of English, Uppsala University
- Contact person: Daniel Kane
Fisher-Wirth's seventh book of poems is Paradise Is Jagged (forthcoming from Terrapin Books, February 2023). Her sixth is The Bones of Winter Birds, and her fifth, a poetry/photography collaboration with Maude Schuyler Clay, is Mississippi. With Laura-Gray Street, she coedited The Ecopoetry Anthology, now in its third printing. A senior fellow of the Black Earth Institute, she has had Fulbrights to Switzerland and Sweden, and residencies at Djerassi, Hedgebrook, The Mesa Refuge, Camac, and Storyknife. She is the recipient of several awards and prizes, including three poetry fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Prize, a Rita Dove Poetry Prize, a Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, and the 2023 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Literature and Poetry from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Fisher-Wirth retired in 2022 from the University of Mississippi, where she taught in the MFA program and directed the Environmental Studies program for many years. Until recently, she also taught yoga at Southern Star in Oxford, MS.
This event is a collaboration between SINAS and American Literature faculty.