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Library Events

Why I Write Poetry

Oct 06

4:00 PM
Kaplan Family Library DC 218

 Presented by James Finn Cotter, PhD, Professor of English, MSMC Division of Arts & Letters

Writing poetry naturally enhances awareness of the senses, of other people, and of ourselves. Dr. James Finn Cotter, noted scholar, author, and poet, will read passages from his book, "A New Life: Learning the Way of Omega." and speak about how his experience as a writer has affected his own life.

In addition to “A New Life,” Cotter is the author of “Inscape: The Christology and Poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins,” and “Beginnings: The First Twenty-Five Years of Mount Saint Mary College.” He has penned articles on Hopkins, Dante, Geoffrey Chaucer, Sir Philip Sidney, and J.D. Salinger. As poet and literary critic, he’s been published in America, Commonweal, The Hudson Review, The Nation, The New York Times, Sparrow, Spirit, Thought, Times Herald-Record, and other periodicals.

A celebrated translator of Dante’s “Commedia,” Professor Cotter is a seasoned theater and arts reviewer, a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays lecture grant to teach English in Algeria, a recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities grant, and was president of the International Hopkins Association for 30 years.

His talk will take place in Kaplan Family Library, Room 218 in the Dominican Center at MSMC on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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