Gjertrud Schnackenberg (in Austin Allen’s apt words) writes "poems of ornate splendor, erudite wit, and high formal gloss" even as "her major subject has been what Donne called 'absence, darkness, death: things which are not.'" She is the author of six books of poetry and a recipient of a host of prestigious awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Berlin Prize from the American Academy, and the Rome Prize in Creative Literature.
Organized and hosted by poet, literary critic, and UCLA distinguished professor emeritus Stephen Yenser. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English and the UCLA Department of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.
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