Kresge Library

The Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Programs Fund proudly presents
A Reading and Book Signing by Thomas Lynch

Picture of Thomas LynchPlease join Oakland University in welcoming award-winning essayist and poet Thomas Lynch to our campus Thursday, March 6, 2003 4 p.m. in the Varner Recital Hall (campus map), where Mr. Lynch will be reading from his texts. The reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception and booksigning. For further information please contact the Oakland University English Department by phone at 248-370-2250 or by email at mann@oakland.edu.

This event is cosponsored by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Programs Fund.

Lynch is the author of three collections of poetry, “Skating with Heather Grace,” “Grimalkin & Other Poems,” and “Still Life in Milford,” and two books of essays, “The Undertaking,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won an American Book Award, and “Bodies in Motion and at Rest,” a further exploration of what Lynch desribes as the literary and mortuary arts.” He first came to Oakland University as a student during the 1960s, and in 2001 the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in recognition of his community service and literary achievements.

Lynch lives in Milford, Mich., where, for the past 25 years, he has been the funeral director, and in West Clare, Ireland, where he keeps an ancestral cottage.

Books by Mr. Lynch at the Oakland University Library

Audio/Video Interviews & Reading by Thomas Lynch (All links use the Real Audio format, get the Real Audio Player Free):

  • Audio - Reading of Sex and Death, from BBC Radio4
  • Audio - Reading of Gladness, One Syllable at a Time, from BBC Radio4
  • Audio - Reading of Driven by the Pleasures of the Ear, from BBC Radio4
  • Audio - Part 1 of reading at Michigan State University Libraries Michigan Writer Series April 9, 2001
  • Audio - Part 2 of reading at Michigan State University Libraries Michigan Writer Series April 9, 2001
  • Audio - Reading at Ohio University in the autumn of 2001 (from wiredforbooks.org)
  • Video - Reading at Ohio University in the autumn of 2001 (from wiredforbooks.org)

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