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Poetry Reading & Reception with Richard Tillinghast

  • BUXTON BOOKS & TOURS 160 King Street CHARLESTON (map)

Please join us on the evening of July 9th for a reading and reception with Poet, Richard Tillinghast.

The reading and discussion will begin at 6 PM with an introduction by Lisa Hase-Jackson to kick the evening off. This event is free and all are welcome! Wine and refreshments will be served throughout the event..

About Tillinghast:
Richard Tillinghast has published twelve books of poetry and five of creative nonfiction. His most recent publication is Journeys into the Mind of the World: A Book of Places, 2017. He studied with Robert Lowell at Harvard and later wrote a critical memoir, Robert Lowell’s Life and Work: Damaged Grandeur. His Selected Poems came out in 2010, and in 2010 he was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in poetry in addition to a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in translation for Dirty August, his versions of poems by the Turkish poet, Edip Cansever, written in collaboration with his daughter, the poet Julia Clare Tillinghast. His 2012 travel book, An Armchair Traveller’s History of Istanbul, published in London, was nominated for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. He has been a faculty member at Harvard, Berkeley, the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program and the University of Michigan, and is one of the founders of the Bear River Writers’ Conference. Richard retired from the University of Michigan in 2005 as an Emeritus Professor and lived in Ireland for six years, moving back to this country in 2011. He now lives most of the year in Hawaii and spends his summers in Tennessee.