PULLMAN, Wash. — Henry Taylor, winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, will read from his work Tuesday March 23, on the Washington State University campus.
The 7 p.m. program, set for Avery Hall’s Bundy Reading Room, is open to the public without charge.
Taylor’s books include “The Horse Show at Midnight,” “An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards” and “Compulsory Figures: Essays on Recent American Poets.”
Raised in rural Virginia, Taylor often uses the images of farm and field, horses and haying in his work. He is a professor of literature and codirector of the Masters of Fine Arts program in creative writing at American University, Washington, D.C.
Taylor’s visit is sponsored by the Department of English, the Jerard Fund, the Honors College and the Ruth Slonim Poetry Series that honors WSU poet and professor emeritus Ruth Slonim for her devotion to her students and the arts.
A reception follows the reading.