Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet John Ashbery Reads with BU Alumna Sophie Grimes

6:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2013
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John Ashbery reads with recent BU Creative Writing graduate Sophie Grimes. Reading followed by book signing and dessert reception. JOHN ASHBERY is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, most recently Quick Question (2012). Other collections include Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems (2007), which was awarded the International Griffin Poetry Prize, and Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) won the three major American prizes—the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Library of America published the first volume of his collected poems in 2008 and he was presented with a National Humanities Medal in 2012 by President Obama. SOPHIE SUMMERTOWN GRIMES has lived and traveled in China as an Oberlin Shansi Fellow, and as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and a Masters of Fine Art in Poetry from Boston University. Her poems have appeared in AGNIonline, 491 Magazine, Red Branch Journal, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Second runner-up for the 2011 New Letters Prize for Poetry, she writes poetry reviews for Publishers Weekly. Her chapbook City Structures was published this summer by Damask Press with artwork by Stephanie Kwak.