Poet and visual artist Debora Greger gives Aiken Taylor reading

  • on 21 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.

Debora Greger will give the final 2013 Aiken Taylor reading Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m. in Convocation Hall. At this closing event, Sewanee Vice-Chancellor McCardell will confer the awards to both poets. Greger is a poet and visual artist who finds inspiration for each of her genres in the other. She is known for her intersections of myth, fact, history, and everyday life—both in her poetry and her visual art. Greger is the author of eight books of poetry, from Movable Islands in 1980 to By Herself in 2012. The Nation characterizes her style as exhibiting “deadpan wit, intelligence, and marvelous insight.”