English @ Dickinson sponsors the following reading series. The Dickinson Department of English is not affiliated with the Genessee Pomfret Reading Series.
· Stellfox Literary Residency - Past recipients include Rita Dove and Ian McEwan
· Belfer Creative Writing Lectureship - Past recipients include Lucie Brock-Broido and Tobias Wolff
· Student Readings sponsored by the Belles Lettres Literary Society
Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program
American poet and author Maxine Kumin’s awards include the Pulitzer and Ruth Lilly Poetry Prizes, the Poet’s Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award, the 2005 Harvard Arts Medal, the Robert Frost Medal in 2006, the 2008 Paterson Prize and the 2009 Paterson award for distinguished achievement.
Well-known poet and cultural critic Susan Stewart ’73 discussed her work, writing process and life at this year's Cogan Alumni Fellowship. Her return to the Dickinson campus provided a worthwhile opportunity for students to see the poet read her own works and hear about the experiences that have sparked Stewart's award-winning verse.
Stewart has authored five volumes of poetry and several critical books, including Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, which received the 2002 Christian Gauss Award for Literary Criticism and the 2004 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism. She has also co-translated Euripides’ Andromache, among other works and is currently translating the work of Italian poet Alda Merini.
Susan is currently the Annan Professor of English at Princeton University where she teaches the history of poetry and aesthetics.