Waynesburg University’s b.f. maiz Lecture will be held Monday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall and will feature Christian Wiman. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Poet, essayist and translator Christian Wiman has been the editor of Poetry magazine since 2003. He is the author of four books of poetry and two collections of essays. In the New Yorker, poet and critic Dan Chiasson chose Wiman’s “Every Riven Thing” (2010) as one of the best eleven poetry collections of the year.
A native of west Texas, Wiman graduated from Washington and Lee University, and has taught at Stanford University, Yale University, Northwestern University and the Prague School of Economics. He has received both the Ruth Lilly and Wallace Stegner fellowships. Poet David Rothman identifies Wiman as, “one of the preeminent devotional poets of any faith now writing in English.”
The b. f. maiz Center, named after the late poet b. f. maiz, exists to continue and to amplify his lifelong concerns with poetry, peace and poetic justice. This speaker is invited to campus as part of the b.f. maiz Center’s activities.
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