John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series Presents: Joshua Mehigan


Wednesday, September 30, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce the launch of the John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series. The John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series celebrates the ever-changing art of contemporary poetry. Award-winning poet Joshua Mehigan MFA ’94 will open the series.

Mehigan’s first book, The Optimist, was a finalist for the 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry and winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. In 2015 his second book, Accepting the Disaster, was named a best book of the year in The Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times Book Review.  He is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (2015) and the National Endowment for the Arts (2011). In 2011 Mehigan was awarded Poetry magazine’s Editor’s Prize for best feature article of the year and the Levinson Prize in 2013. He has served as a visiting writer at many schools, including Amherst, Johns Hopkins, and Goethe University Frankfurt and currently teaches in the CUNY system and as a faculty member of Brooklyn Poets.

The next reading in the series will feature Sarah Lindsay, author of four books of poetry and recipient of the 2012 Carolyn Kizer prize, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a Pushcart prize, on March 2.

A reception with book sales and signing will follow Mehigan’s reading. No reservations are required for this free program.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Donnelly Lecture Hall, Heimbold Visual Arts Center
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville , New York 10708
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Sarah Lawrence College
Presenter Phone: 914-395-2412
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