Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 23rd
5:30 to 6:30 pm (Reading at 6)
for his new book of poetry,
Blue if Only I Could Tell You
(White Pine Press, $17 paperback)
Richard Tillinghast was born and raised in Memphis. After college at Sewanee he did graduate work at Harvard, where he studied with Robert Lowell. The author of thirteen books of poetry and five of creative nonfiction. He has taught at Harvard, Berkeley, the College Program at San Quentin Prison, and the University of Michigan in the US as well as at Trinity College Dublin and the Poets' House in Ireland. He has been awarded the James Dickey Prize for poetry from Five Points and the Cleanth Brooks Award for nonfiction from The Southern Review. Currently a member of the Core Faculty in the Converse College MFA program, he is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Michigan and a founder and past Director of the Bear River Writers' Conference in Northern Michigan.