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Raymond Carver Reading Series Continues with Poet Tom Sleigh on Sept. 30.

September 29, 2015

Following Stephen Kuusisto’s reading on September 16, the Raymond Carver Reading Series continues its 2015 season with poet Tom Sleigh on Wednesday, September 30.

Sleigh is the author of eight books of poetry, including Army Cats (Graywolf Press, 2011) and Space Walk (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), winners of the prestigious John Updike and Kingsley Tufts awards, respectively. His prose and poetry are widely anthologized, and appear in numerous mainstream publications, including The New Yorker and The Atlantic. He is the director and senior poet of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at Hunter College of The City University of New York.  

Sleigh has been named Syracuse’s Leonard and Elise Elman Visiting Writer.

“Tom Sleigh is one of today’s most inventive and provocative poets,” Sarah Harwell says. “Known for his strong, protean style, he is as full of shock and outrage as he is, of wonder and eloquence. To have someone here of his stature—‘pushing into greatness,’ to quote poet Philip Levine—is a rare opportunity for our literary community.”

The reading starts Wednesday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium with a Q&A beginning at 3:45. The event is free and open to the public.  

For more information, contact Sarah Harwell G’05, associate director of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, at scharwel@syr.edu.

Read the full A&S news article here.