Poetry Fest Presents Poet Campbell McGrath
Date: Sat. April 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
Program: Poetry Fest
About this event:
MacArthur Fellow and winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, Campbell McGrath delivers this year’s keynote reading. Co-sponsored by The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Public Library.
In eight formally inventive collections, McGrath has established himself as a gifted inheritor of Whitman’s impulse to explore the fullness of the American psyche and landscape.
Wit and irony shape his work, but so, too, does the sublime. Or, as he writes “the self and the soul in the darkness / chanting to the ecstatic chance of existence.” He teaches at Florida International University.
Seating for this program begins at 1 p.m. on a first–come, first–served basis.