Poet Martha Collins to Read Tuesday

Through her poetry, Collins explores what it means to be "white" in a multi-racial society, 7:30 pm, Stoddard Hall Auditorium.

Poet, Martha Collins

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Stoddard Hall Auditorium

The reading is free, open to the public, wheelchair accessible, and will be followed by a book sale and signing. 

For more information, see the Smith College News Release or the Smith College Poetry Center website. 

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Martha Collins

Founder of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Collins spent 10 years as Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College and is currently an editor of the Oberlin College Press in addition to serving as editor-at-large for FIELD magazine.

Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Bunting Institute.

Born in Omaha, Neb., Collins earned her bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and doctorate from the University of Iowa. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

book cover White Papers by Martha Collins

Collins will read from Blue Front, her book-length poem based on the lynching her father witnessed as a child in 1909, and from White Papers, the subsequent volume that explores what it means to be “white” in a multi-racial society.

Search by author to locate <Collins, Martha> in the Five College Library Catalog.

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Biography in Context
Includes an entry from Contemporary Authors, updated 2003, and Contemporary Poets, updated 2001 . Also journal and magazine articles.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for "Martha Colllins" to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SC Links  to connect to full text.


Website Link
Martha Collins' website http://marthacollinspoet.com/
Poets.org http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/273


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