Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Spring 2014 New Writing Series


English Department


see attached



Project Period

FY 2013-2014

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

The spring 2014 line-up will feature seven writers-four poets, two fiction writers, and a playwright-in CA/DlS-supported events. As the brief biographies appended to this letter demonstrate, the writers we propose to bring to campus represent a wide range of literary activity and achievement. We are focusing on the art of translation this spring and are proud to include writers in several genres (including our first playwright in some time) who, in addition to doing their own work, have also brought works from German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish to the attention of American readers. A secondary focus of our programming-carried over from two tremendously successful events with Jaap Blonk in the fall-is "sound poetry," as represented by the artistic and scholarly practices of Christine Hume and Tracie Monis. Poet and translator Rosa Alcalá appeared in the New Writing Series in spring 2004; otherwise, all the invited writers will be making their Orono débuts.