Wilkes University


Poet Lynn Emmanuel Reads At Wilkes University On March 16

Poet Lynn Emmanuel will read from her work on Monday, March 16 as part of the Spring Writers Series at Wilkes University. Emmanuel will read her poems and sign copies of her books in Wilkes’ Kirby Hall Salon at 7 p.m. The series is presented by the Wilkes University English Department and sponsored by the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund.

Emmanuel is the author of four books of poetry, including Then, Suddenly, which was awarded the Eric Matthieu King Award from the Academy of American Poets and The Dig, which was selected by Gerald Stern for the National Poetry Series. Her poetry has been featured in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Poetry eight times. Her work also is included in The Oxford Book of American Poetry.

Emmanuel has also been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a National Poetry Series Award. She is a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Bennington Writers’ Conference and The Warren Wilson Program in Creative Writing.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bennington College, a master’s degree from the City College of New York, and a master of fine arts from the University of Iowa.