By Ellen de Saint Phalle, Director of Community Relations, Sarah Lawrence College
Mar. 27, 2019: The Friends of Sarah Lawrence College are hosting a poetry reading and discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri on Friday, April 5, from 10:30 am to noon in the Pillow Room of the Ester Raushenbush Library on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College.
Poet, essayist, and critic Seshadri is the author of Wild Kingdom (1996); The Long Meadow (2003), which won the James Laughlin Award; and 3 Sections (2013), winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. The Pulitzer committee described the book as “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.”
A graduate of Oberlin College, Seshadri earned an MFA from Columbia University. He has worked as an editor at The New Yorker, and his essays and book reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Threepenny Review, The American Scholar, and various literary quarterlies.
In addition to the Pulitzer and James Laughlin Prizes, Seshadri is the recipient of the MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement and The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize, grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and area studies fellowships from Columbia University. In 2018, The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association named Seshadri poet-in-residence.
Seshadri has taught undergraduate and graduate writing courses at Sarah Lawrence College since 1998.
To register for this free program, please email
Pictured here: Vijay Seshadri.
Photo courtesy Friends of Sarah Lawrence College
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