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7:30 pm, October 21, 2013

Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

 Mary Jo Bang is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Apology for Want (1997), which received the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize; Louise in Love (2001); The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans (2001); The Eye Like a Strange Balloon (2004); Elegy (2007), which won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award; and The Bride of E (2009). Her latest book is a new translation of Dante's Inferno (2012).

Bang has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Bellagio Foundation, and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She has received a "Discover"/The Nation Award, a Pushcart Prize, and her poems have been included in multiple editions of The Best American Poetry. The poetry co-editor of the Boston Review from 1995-2005, she is currently a professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

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