Lamont Poet Maurice Manning

Phillips Exeter Academy opens its 2021-2022 Lamont Poetry Series on Wednesday, October 20th with a reading by award-winning poet Maurice Manning. 

Maurice Manning
Photo credit: Steve Cody

Manning is the author of seven poetry collections Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions (2001), selected by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, A Companion for Owls (2004); Bucolics (2007), The Common Man (2010), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, (2016); The Gone and the Going Away (2013), and Railsplitter (2019).

A recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Guggenheim Foundation, Manning teaches at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky and for the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His poems and essays have appeared in various magazines and journals, including TIMEThe Sewanee ReviewCommonweal, and The New Yorker. (Sources: Copper Canyon Press and Poetry Foundation).

The reading will be held at 7:30pm in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is open to members of the PEA Community.