April 17, 2015

Award-winning poet and best-selling memoirist Mary Karr will deliver the 2015 Commencement address at the joint ceremony for Syracuse University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on Sunday, May 10, in the Carrier Dome. Karr will also be awarded an honorary degree, a Doctor of Humane Letters, at the 161st Commencement exercises.

Mary Karr sitting on a chair

A professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, Karr is the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University and divides her time between Syracuse and New York City. Karr, who was a poetry columnist for The Washington Post, is the author of “Lit,” the sequel to her critically acclaimed and best-selling memoirs “The Liars’ Club” and “Cherry.” All three books were New York Times bestsellers.

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