Meet VCU's Authors: David C. Wojahn
James Branch Cabell Library, second-floor Multipurpose Room (Room 250)
901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
David C. Wojahn, professor of English, talks about his new book, From the Valley of Making: Essays on the Craft of Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 2015). The book seeks to examine the state of American verse as it enters the first decades of a new millennium, focusing on both the challenges and opportunities of an ancient art as it tries to adapt to the cultural, technological and political transformations of our turbulent era. Each of the essays in this book makes an impassioned and nuanced argument against the so-called marginalization of poetry in contemporary American culture.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street, and West Cary Street parking decks. For questions, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events coordinator, at (804) 828-0593.
For more information about the event, see the event listing from the VCU Humanities Research Center. For information about all Humanities Research Center events, see the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences events list.
The Humanities Research Center and VCU Libraries present the "Meet VCU's Authors" series.
Image: Blue and golden paper marbling, book back cover, Germany, around 1880, scanned by Roman Eisele