Date(s) - 12/07/2012
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Linda Pastan grew up in New York City, graduated from Radcliffe College, and received an MA from Brandeis University. She has published 13 volumes of poetry, most recently Traveling Light. Two of these books have been finalists for the National Book Award. Pastan’s poems have appeared in many journals, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, Poetry. She has read her work at many universities including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton as well as at such places as The Library of Congress, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Dodge Festival. She has been Poet Laureate of Maryland, and in 2003 she won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement. She lives with her husband in Potomac, Maryland.