Poet Rebecca Wolff reads from her latest collection, “The King,” Thursday, April 15 at 8 p.m. in the Kohler Gallery of Lawrence University’s Wriston Art Center. A reception and book signing follows.
Prior to her reading, Wolff will conduct a question-and-answer session at 4:30 p.m. in Main Hall 104. Both events are free and open to the public.
“The King,” which includes short poems that challenge the traditional views of motherhood, is Wolff’s third collection of poetry. Her first, “Manderley,” published in 2001, was selected for the National Poetry Series, while her second, 2004’s “Figment,” received the Barnard Women Poets Prize, which is awarded every other year for an exceptional second collection of poems written by an American woman who has already published one book of poetry.
In 1998, Wolff, along with a small group of editors, founded Fence magazine, a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, art and criticism. The same organization launched Fence Books in 2001 to publish poetry, fiction, critical texts and anthologies.
Wolff’s appearance is supported by the Mia Paul Poetry Fund.