Cynthia Huntington, New Hampshire Poet Laureate, professor of English and director of creative writing at Dartmouth College, is the first reader in Plymouth State University’s 2005 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series. The program will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 18, at the Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street in Plymouth.
Ms. Huntington’s latest poetry collection, The Radiant, winner of the Levis Prize, was published in 2003 by Four Way Books. She is the author of two previous books of poetry: The Fish-Wife, and We Have Gone to the Beach, as well as a prose memoir, The Salt House. Her poems have been widely anthologized, and individual poems have appeared recently in Ploughshares, TriQuarterly and The Harvard Review.
She has won numerous prizes and awards including two National Endowment for the Arts grants in poetry, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.
Huntington has been a trustee of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project and has worked with the New Hampshire Humanities Council, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and the Frost Place in Franconia.
The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is named in honor of Donald Hall, who lives at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, a family homestead which has inspired much of his writing. This is the eighth season for the series, which is supported by a generous grant from Barnes & Noble PSU Bookstore.
There is no charge for admission, but free tickets are required. Contact the Silver Center box office at 535-ARTS. Box office hours are noon – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour before performances.
Other programs in this year’s series are:
October 16, 3 p.m. — Jane Kenyon: A Celebration. Readers are Joyce Peseroff, Donald Hall and Cynthia Huntington.
November 6, 3 p.m., Charles Simic
April 2, 3 p.m.,Jean Valentine
May 7, 3 p.m., Donald Hall.
Eagle Pond Authors’ Series information is available online at http://silver.plymouth.edu/eagle-pond.htm