Campbell McGrath, recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Prize, a Witter-Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, plus Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, is one of the most highly honored American writers at work today. He will present a poetry reading at Samford University as the first event in this year's Birmingham Area Consortium for Higher Education [BACHE] Visiting Writer's Series. McGrath is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Florida Poems (2002) and Road Atlas (1999), both from Ecco Press. A new book, Pax Atomica, is due later this year. His poems appear regularly in The New Yorker, Paris Review, TriQuarterly, and Ploughshares. Praised in venues like The New York Times and the Detroit Free Press as one of the most original voices of his generation, McGrath also teaches in the M.F.A. program at Florida International University.
The poetry reading will take place on Monday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in Divinity North, room 302. The event is free of charge and open to the public.