Pulitzer Prize finalist to read at CMU


The Meijer Visiting Writers Series will present a poetry reading by Diane Seuss at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16 in Charles V. Park Library Baber Room.

Seuss was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry in "Four-Legged Girl" (2015). Her work in "Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open" (2010) was the winner of the 2009 Juniper Prize for Poetry.

The poet was born in Indiana and raised in Michigan where she earned a BA from Kalamazoo College and an MSW from Western Michigan University.

Seuss has taught at Kalamazoo College since 1988 and was the MacLean Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of English at Colorado College in 2012.

The Meijer Visiting Writer Series brings a diverse group of well-known and widely published authors to the Central Michigan University campus to give public readings, lead workshops on writing and publishing, and answer questions in Q and A sessions. It is hosted by English Language and Literature faculty member Robert Fanning.