Please join the Sewanee Review in kicking off the Aiken Taylor Award festivities with a lecture by David Yezzi on the work of William Logan, one of this year’s two award recipients. Yezzi’s lecture is entitled “The Perfect Moods of William Logan.” He will discuss Logan’s broad expanse of poetry over the past 35 years, from Sad-Faced Men (1982) to Madame X (2012).
David Yezzi’s books of poems include Azores (2008), a Slate magazine best book of the year, and Birds of the Air, recently published in the Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry (2006 & 2012), The Paris Review Book, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Poetry Speaks Who I Am, and Bright Wings, edited by past Aiken Taylor Award winner Billy Collins. He is editor of The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets (foreword by J. D. McClatchy) and executive editor of the New Criterion. He is currently writing a biography of the poet Anthony Hecht for St. Martin’s Press.
We invite all students, professors, and community members to hear Mr. Yezzi’s lecture on William Logan on Tuesday, March 19th at 4:30 p.m. in the McGriff Alumni House.