The Phillips Exeter Academy’s Class of 1945 Library opens its 2015–2016 Lamont Poetry Series on Wednesday October 7th with a reading by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, essayist and critic Vijay Seshadri.
Seshadri is the author of three collections of poetry, including 3 Sections, which was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other collections of poems include James Laughlin Award-winner The Long Meadow (Graywolf Press, 2004) and Wild Kingdom (1996). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in AGNI, the American Scholar, Antaeus, Bomb, Boulevard, Lumina, the Nation, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Threepenny Review, Verse, Western Humanities Review, Yale Review, the Times Book Review, the Philadelphia Enquirer, San Diego Reader, and TriQuarterly, and in many anthologies, including Under 35: The New Generation of American Poets, Contours of the Heart, Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times, and Best American Poetry. Seshadri has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been awarded the Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize and the MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement. He currently teaches prose and nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
The reading will be held at 7:30 in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is free and open to the public.