William Logan, poet and literary critic, to give Aiken Taylor reading

  • on 20 Mar 2013
  • Convocation Hall
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The Sewanee Review will present the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry this year to Debora Greger and William Logan. This year’s Aiken Taylor lectures, readings, receptions, and book-signings will take place March 19–21. All lectures and readings are followed by a reception and an opportunity to purchase books by the poets and lecturers.

William Logan’s Aiken Taylor reading is Wednesday, March 20, at 5 p.m. in Convocation Hall. Logan is a poet and literary critic known for formality and structure in his own writing and for his sometimes scathing but penetrating reviews. Since 1975 he has published a vast amount of work—both criticism and poetry—in such major publications as the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Paris Review, Poetry, and the New Criterion. He is the author of nine books of poetry, beginning with Sad-Faced Men in 1982 and continuing on to Madame X (2012). Along with essays and reviews, Logan has also written and edited six books of criticism, the most recent of which is Our Savage Art, published in 2009.