In the early 1990’s, poet Ed Hirsch was on the faculty of the Creative Writing program at the University of Houston. Montgomery College was just starting up classes, and under the leadership of Dave Parsons also started a poetry reading series. One of the first readers that caused the Conroe Courier to write, “Culture comes to Conroe,” was Ed Hirsch. Much has happen to both the reading series and Ed since then.
A best –selling author and poet, President of the Guggenheim Foundation and recipient of many awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award and a MacArthur Genius Grant, Hirsch will read from his newest of eight collections of poetry, Living Fire: New and Selected Poems.
Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Lone Star College-Montgomery Library.
Hirsch is author of eight collections of poetry and four prose books. His 1986 collection, Wild Gratitude, received the National Book Critics Circle Award; and For the Sleepwalkers (1981) received the Lavan Younger Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University.
Hirsch publishes regularly in numerous national magazines and journals and teaches creative writing at Wayne State University and the University of Houston. He lives in New York City.
This event is free to the public and includes a signing reception.
Writers in Performance is presented by Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, Lone Star College-Montgomery Library, Conroe Commission on Arts and Culture, Good Books in the Woods, Academy for Lifelong Learning and SWIRL, the student magazine of art and literature.
Good Books In The Woods will be at the event selling Ed’s books.
For more information call Dave Parsons (936) 524-6537.
(Photo source: Campion – NY Times)