Marianne Boruch

Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer in Residence

Reading on Monday, February 14th, 5pm

Brewster Reading Room



Marianne Boruch’s eleven books of poetry include Bestiary Dark (Copper Canyon, 2021) triggered by her 2019 Fulbright in Australia observing its astonishing wildlife. Her prose: three essay collections, recently The Little Death of Self (Michigan’s “Poets on Poetry” Series), and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler (Indiana, 2011). Among her honors: the Kingsley-Tufts Award for The Book of Hours, a Guggenheim, two NEAs, and residencies at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, two national parks (Denali and Isle Royale) and a previous Fulbright at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Her work appears in APR, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. After 33 years teaching at Purdue, Boruch retired and was named an emeritus professor in 2018. Since 1988, she has been on faculty at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.





Susan Perabo

Monday, March 14th, 5pm

Brewster Reading Room




Susan Perabo’s most recent books are The Fall of Lisa Bellow (2017) and Why They Run the Way They Do (2016), both from Simon & Schuster. Her fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, and New Stories from the South, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including One Story, Glimmer Train, Story, The New York Times, and The Sun. She is a professor of creative writing at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.