Richard Tillinghast reading and reception

  • on 19 Jun 2013
  • Gailor Auditorium

The Sewanee School of Letters presents a reading by Richard Tillinghast at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in Gailor Auditorium. The reading is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Richard Tillinghast is the author of nine books of poetry, including The New Life, Six Mile Mountain, Today in Café Trieste, and the most recent, Wayfaring Stranger. His poems have also appeared in such journals as American Poetry Review, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, The New Yorker, Slate, and the Southern Review, and in anthologies ranging from The Best American Poetry to the Harcourt Brace Handbook of Creative Writing.

The versatile Tillinghast is also an accomplished critic (Poetry and What is Real, Robert Lowell’s Life & Work), travel writer (Finding Ireland and Istanbul: City of Remembering and Forgetting) and translator (of the work of Turkish poet Edip Cansever).

Tillinghast is professor emeritus at the University of Michigan and holds degrees from Harvard and the University of the South (which he has celebrated in his beloved poem “Sewanee When We Were Young” and other works).

The public is welcome to the reading and the following reception. Every summer the School of Letters invites writers, poets, publishers and scholars to speak while that school is in session. Read about this and other School of Letters events here