Poets at the Heyman Center

Women Poets at Barnard: Rosanna Warren, Meg Tyler, and Fiona Wilson

Thursday, October 29, 2015  7:00pm Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard


Heyman Center for the Humanities

Women Poets at Barnard

The Heyman Center for the Humanities and Women Poets at Barnard present an evening with poets Rosanna Warren, Meg Tyler, and Fiona Wilson.

Rosanna Warren is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Ghost in a Red Hat (2011), as well as books of essays and translations. “Rosanna Warren lives in our tarnished, everyday, ramshackle world of loss, anguish, and sacrifice but she inhabits almost as vividly a realm of classic purity,” writes Anthony Hecht. She is the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

Meg Tyler’s first book of poetry, Poor Earth (2014), is “elliptical and mortally clear-minded,” circling “around the mystery of a central death…Her language is a marvel of chastity and tact” (Rosanna Warren). She is also the author of A Singing Contest: Conventions of Sound in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney. She teaches at Boston University and Chair of the Institute for the Study of Irish Culture.

Fiona Wilson was born in Scotland. “Channeling birdsong, the hum of rivers, ‘the mad shush / of sound’ from the Highlands to the Hudson River,” Maureen N. McLane writes of her first book, A Clearance, the poems “are gorgeous and perfected distillations.” She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit english.barnard.edu/events/women-poets-barnard or email [email protected].


  • Rosanna Warren

    The Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor

    University of Chicago

  • Meg Tyler

    Meg Tyler

    Associate Professor of Humanities, Boston College

  • Fiona Wilson

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Sarah Lawrence College

  • Saskia Hamilton

    Professor of English and Director of Women Poets at Barnard Program

    Barnard College


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