Rachel Blau DuPlessis, poet and essayist, coming to ASU


  • MFA Reading Series Event: 12-1 p.m. in SS-109
  • Afternoon Lecture: “Manifesting Literary Feminisms: A Conversation with Rachel Blau DuPlessis,” at 4:30 p.m. in SS-109. The lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Social Transformation, the Institute for Humanities Research, the Department of English, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and the Office of the Associate Dean of Faculty.

Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1970) is known as a poet and essayist, and as a critic and scholar with a special interest in modern and contemporary poetry. From 1986 until 2012, DuPlessis has been engaged in a long poem project, collected in several book-length installments from Wesleyan University Press and Salt Publishing. The newest book, Surge: Drafts 96-114 (Salt 2013), brings this 26-year long poem to a temporary fold.

Another key critical book by DuPlessis is Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908-1934. DuPlessis was a Distinguished Visitor in the English Department at the University of Auckland, has held an appointment to the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, and was awarded a residency for poetry at Bellagio, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation.

The English Department is an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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