Monday Night Poetry: RICHARD HOWARD + JULIE SHEEHAN

September 22, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JULIE SHEEHAN’s three poetry collections are Bar Book, Orient Point and Thaw. Her honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award and NYFA Fellowship in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, most recently POOL, Pleiades, Raritan and The New Yorker. She teaches in and directs the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.

RICHARD HOWARD is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including Trappings: New Poems (Turtle Point Press, 1999); Selected Poems (Penguin, 1991); No Traveller (Knopf, 1989); Findings (Atheneum, 1971) and Untitled Subjects (Atheneum, 1969), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize.  His newest volume A Progressive Education will be out in October, 2014 from Turtle Point Press.  He has published more than 150 translations from the French, including works by André Gide, Jean Giraudoux, Jean Cocteau, Albert Camus, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles de Gaulle, André Breton, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Roland Barthes, Emil Cioran, Claude Simon, and Stendhal, as well as Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal, for which he received the 1983 American Book Award for translation....Howard’s honors include the Levinson Prize, the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Literary Award, the Ordre National du Mérite from the French government, and the PEN Translation Medal, as well as fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. He is a former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and lives in New York City, where he teaches in the Writing Division of the School of the Arts, Columbia University.