Gregory Orr Reading Tonight
The poet Gregory Orr is reading tonight at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, as part of the Jack Ridl Visitng Writers Series. The reading is at 7:00 P.M. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.
Orr has published nine collections of poetry and a highly acclaimed collection of essays, Poetry as Survival (University of Georgia Press, 2002). His most recent collection is How Beautiful the Beloved (Copper Canyon Press, 2009). Orr has received many awards and fellowships, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and a Rockefeller Fellowship at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Violence.
Gregory Orr teaches at the University of Virginia, where he founded the MFA Program in Writing in 1975, and also teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.