University of Chicago Social Sciences Building
Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent and dynamic of contemporary American poets. As a poet, essayist, and translator, she is the author of numerous books of poetry, including The Beginner (Spectacular Books, 2000), Happily (Post Apollo Press, 2000), The Cold of Poetry (1994), The Cell (1992), My Life (1980), Writing Is an Aid to Memory (1978), and A Thought Is the Bride of What Thinking (1976). In 2000, the University of California Press published a collection of her essays entitled The Language of Inquiry. Her honors include a Writing Fellowship from the California Arts Council, a grant from the Poetry Fund, a Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, and a Fellowship from The Academy of American Poets. She lives in Berkeley and teaches at the University of California. This event is FREE and is co-sponsored with Poem Present.