Graduate Poets Reading Series: Meghan O’Rourke & Ben Purkert

Event time: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 4:30pm
LC 317 See map
Event description: 

Please join the Yale Graduate Poets Reading Series for a reading, celebrating National Poetry Month, by two marvelously talented poets: Meghan O’Rourke, incoming editor of The Yale Review and author of three collections of poetry, most recently Sun in Days (W. W. Norton & Company), and Ben Purkert, author of For the Love of Endings (Four Way Books, 2018). Please join us for this very special occasion on Monday, April 22, at 4:30pm in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 317.

Meghan O’Rourke is the author of the collections Sun in Days, Halflife, and Once, as well as a memoir, The Long Goodbye. A former editor at The New Yorker, she has served as culture editor and literary critic for Slate, poetry editor for The Paris Review, and is currently the editor of The Yale Review. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Poetry, the New Republic, and Poetry, among others. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, and other awards, she lives in Brooklyn.

Ben Purkert is the author of For the Love of Endings (Four Way Books, 2018). His poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Tin House Online, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. A contributing editor at Guernica, he is the founder of Back Draft, an interview series focused on poets and revision. He currently teaches at Rutgers.