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Poet Maurice Manning to speak and read selections at SMU

April 17, 2015

Poet Maurice ManningPrize-winning poet Maurice Manning will speak and read selections from his works at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in SMU's DeGolyer Library.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.

Manning's first collection of poems, Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 2001. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, he also is the author of A Companion For Owls (2004), Bucolics (2007), The Common Man (2010) and The Gone and the Going Away (2013).

He is a professor of English at Transylvania University. He has won the Hanes Poetry Prize from The Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Plattner Award from Appalachian Heritage, and the Lee Smith Award from the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival at Lincoln Memorial University. He has received fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., The Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland and The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

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