Visiting Writers Series Brings Poet H. L. Hix to George Mason

Posted: March 15, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Poet H. L. Hix will read from his latest work March 18 at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall Grand Tier III as part of the Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Hix’s most recent book, a collection of essays on poetry titled, As Easy As Lying, was published in 2002. He will publish his anthology, Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation later this year. His earlier poetry collections are Surely As Birds Fly; Rational Numbers, which won the T. S. Eliot Prize; and Perfect Hell, which won the Peregrine Smith Poetry Award. His books of criticism and theory include Understanding William H. Gass, Understanding W. S. Merwin, Spirits Hovering Over the Ashes: Legacies of Postmodern Theory, and a study of the “death of the author” titled Morte d’Author: An Autopsy. He is vice president for academic affairs at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call the English Department at 703-993-1160.

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