The Annual Maurice Brown Poetry
Reading is proud to
host Vijay Seshadri, poet, essayist, and winner of
the Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin
Award. The reading will be in Gold Rooms B and C in
Center on Thursday, October 5, 2006, at 4 p.m. Admission
is free, and refreshments will be served.
Professor Seshadri is the author of two volumes of
poetry, Wild Kingdom (1996) and The Long
Meadow (2004) and is the Director of the Graduate
Program in Creative Non-Fiction at Sarah Lawrence College.
His essays and poems have appeared in prestigious publications
including The New Yorker, The American
Scholar, and The Paris Review. In addition
to the James Laughlin award, Professor Seshadri has
also received the MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship
for Distinguished Poetic Achievement, The Paris
Review’s Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize,
a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim
fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.
This reading is sponsored by the Department
of English as a tribute to Professor
Maurice Brown, who taught in Oakland University’s
English Department from 1961 until his death in 1985.
Brown Collection of Contemporary Poetry in Kresge
Library also honors his memory.
For more information, contact:
at Kresge Library by Vijay Seshadri
Free Web Resources
Poet & Writers
Interview by Jeet Thayil
New Yorker Interview by Alice Quinn
Links to poems by Vijay Seshadri:
Vijay Seshadri reading 3 of his poems [audio]
Full-Text Articles (limited to OU faculty, staff,
Information on Vijay Seshadri from Contemporary Authors
Foy, John. “Drinking,
Winking, Thinking.” Parnassus:
Poetry in Review, 29.1-2 (2006), 389-405. (Last
part of article is a review of Seshadri’s The
Seshadri, Vijay. “ Books,
Rereading: Whitman’s Triumph [essay].” American
Scholar, 71.1 (Winter 2002), 136-140.
Seshadri, Vijay. “Numerologies
[essay].” American Scholar, 73.4
(Autumn 2004), 93-96.
Seshadri, Vijay. “ Which
Side Are You On, Boys? [essay]” American
Scholar, 70.2 (Spring 2001), 49-62.
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