Kresge Library

18th Annual Maurice Brown Poetry Reading

Picture of Wendy BarkerThe Annual Maurice Brown Poetry Reading is proud to host acclaimed poet and scholar Wendy Barker Thursday, September 29, 2005 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Varner Recital Hall. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Wendy is the author of four collections of poetry, including Poems from Paradise and Lunacy of Light: Emily Dickinson and the Experience of Metaphor. Recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships as well as other awards in poetry, her work has been translated into Hindi, Japanese, and Bulgarian. A Fulbright senior lecturer at the University of Sofia in 2000, she is a professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

This reading is sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences as a tribute to Professor Maurice F. Brown, who taught at Oakland University from 1961 until his death in 1985. The Maurice F. Brown Collection of contemporary Poetry in Kresge Library honors his memory.

For more information, contact:
Department of English
(248) 370-2250


Maurice Brown Bookplate. Text reads: In Memory of Maurice Fred Brown II Professor of English 1961-1985Books at Kresge Library by Wendy Barker

Biographical Information on Wendy Barker from Contemporary Authors

Online Poetry, Books, and Articles by Wendy Barker*:

  • E-book: Lunacy of light : Emily Dickinson and the experience of metaphor
  • Sample Poems: Four poems by Wendy
  • Forests, Trees And Purple Cows: An Emily Dickinson Conversion Of The Mind. Titanic Operas: A Poets' Corner of Responses to Dickinson's Legacy
  • The Lost Book. Poetry Jan 2003 v181 i3 p199(2)
  • Thunder. Poetry Jan 2003 v181 i3 p199(2) (127 words)
  • Perennial. American Scholar Wntr 1999 v68 i1 p36(1)

Articles about and Interviews with Wendy Barker:

  • Gemini Ink honors Wendy Barker for literary excellence. UTSA Today

Past Maurice Brown Poetry Reading Poets

*Please note, access to some of these materials is restricted to use by Oakland Students, Faculty, and Staff (or from a computer located on the Oakland network). Find out why...


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