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April Poetry Series: James Finn Cotter

Apr 14

4:00 PM
Kaplan Family Library

 Portrait of: Dr. James CotterPlease join us as the Mount’s April Poetry Series continues with a reading by Dr. James Finn Cotter, Professor of English in the MSMC Division of Arts and Letters.

James Cotter is an accomplished scholar, poet, author, critic, philosopher, and translator. He is the Mount’s most senior faculty member, having taught at the college since 1963.

As poet and literary critic, Dr. Cotter has been published in America, Commonweal, The Hudson Review, The Nation, The New York Times, Sparrow, Spirit, Thought and other periodicals. He is the author of Inscape: The Christology and Poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins; Beginnings: the First Twenty-Five Years of Mount Saint Mary College; and A New Life: Learning the Way of Omega. He has written on Hopkins, Dante, Geoffrey Chaucer, Sir Philip Sidney, and J.D. Salinger. Cotter is a celebrated translator of Dante’s Commedia, a seasoned theater and arts reviewer, a Fulbright-Hays lecturer, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.

Much of Jim’s poetry is inspired by his hikes in the Hudson Valley. He will read from his book, A New Life, as well as more recent work, including a long poem about his parents, entitled “Before I was Born.”

James Finn Cotter’s poetry reading will take place on Thursday, April 14th, at 4 p.m. in Room 218 of the Kaplan Family Library. The April Poetry Series is co-sponsored by the MSMC Division of Arts & Letters and Kaplan Library.  It is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.


Regular Hours - North Wing

The North Wing of Kaplan Library includes areas on the 1st and 2nd floors where books, journals, dvd's, and other materials are housed, including the Curriculum Materials Center.

SundayDecember 9, 201811:00 a.m. -    2:00 a.m.
MondayDecember 10, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    2:00 a.m.
TuesdayDecember 11, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    2:00 a.m.
WednesdayDecember 12, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    2:00 a.m.
ThursdayDecember 13, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    2:00 a.m.
FridayDecember 14, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    5:00 p.m.
SaturdayDecember 15, 201810:00 a.m. -    6:00 p.m.
SundayDecember 16, 2018 Closed
MondayDecember 17, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    5:00 p.m.
TuesdayDecember 18, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    5:00 p.m.
WednesdayDecember 19, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    5:00 p.m.
ThursdayDecember 20, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    5:00 p.m.
FridayDecember 21, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    5:00 p.m.
SaturdayDecember 22, 2018  Closed

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