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The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce a colloquium with Michael Collier!
Michael Collier is the author of eight collections of poetry, including The Ledge, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His most recent book, The Missing Mountain: New and Selected Poems, appeared in 2021. He has published a collection of essays, Make Us Wave Back: Essays on Poetry and Influence; a translation of Euripides’ Medea; has edited three poetry anthologies and co-edited with Charles Baxter and Edward Hirsch, A William Maxwell Portrait. His honors include an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been a visiting lecturer at Johns Hopkins and Yale universities and the Zell Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Michigan. From 1994-2017, he directed the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences and taught for many years at the University of Maryland, College Park, before retiring in 2021.
Collier is this year's Mohr Visiting Poet. Each year, the Creative Writing Program welcomes a distinguished poet to teach a Stanford writing seminar to undergraduates. Collier's seminar will be The Occasions of Poetry. These seminars are made possible with the generous support of Lawrence and Nancy Mohr.
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