Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:30 PM
Fenwick Library, #2001
Martha Ronk is one of six visiting writers hosted this semester by the Creative Writing program. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Silences, a search for that which can never be found, but may often be sensed in nature, paintings, photographs, and gaps of various sorts (Omnidawn 2019). Her book Transfer of Qualities (a phrase from Henry James) is a collection of prose poems and was long-listed for the National Book Award; Vertigo, an homage to W.G. Sebald, was a National Poetry Series selection; and In a landscape of having to repeat won the PEN USA best poetry book award. She has had several residences at MacDowell and Djerassi, received a NEA award, and will be included in Wesleyan’s Women Poets of the 21st Century. At Occidental College she taught Renaissance literature and coordinated the creative writing program.