The folks living in my apartment — and however many millions of other Americans — all tuned in to watch both the inauguration of President Biden and the Super Bowl. What do these two events have in common? They are both major events in American history and culture, and they both featured Amanda Gorman.
Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate and recipient of various fellowships and literary awards, will replace Louise Glück as the last Visiting Writer of the academic year.
Former lawyer turned award-winning poet, Monica Youn, is the next visiting writer to present as part of Butler University’s Visiting Writers Series.
Ross Gay, an award winning poet whose most recent book, “A Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude” was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, is coming to speak at Butler as a part of the Visiting Writers Series.
“He thinks like a scholar [and] writes like a jazz musician,” Doug Mannual, part of the Masters of Fine Arts program, said as he introduced visiting writer, Yusef Komuyakaa, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Krannert Room of Clowes Memorial Hall. Komunyakaa read several poems for Butler University students, faculty and members of the…