Irish Poet Desmond Egan will give a reading of his work on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall.
The reading is in conjuction with UT Dallas' annual RAW: Research, Art, Writing symposium, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) in the School of Arts and Humanities, which offers students a chance to present their scholarly and creative work and receive feedback from panel moderators and audience members.
"Desmond Egan is a wonderful example of the scholar-poet that graduate students hope to become. To have the opportunity to converse with and learn from someone with as much experience and talent as Desmond is exciting," said Courtney Dombroski, vice president of the GSA. "Scholarship has continually becomes more and more global, with translations, international conferences, and interdisciplinary studies. Hosting such a scholar as Desmond Egan is a true testament to the expansive nature of scholarship in the world today."
Egan will also give the keynote address of the conference and host a creative writing workshop on Saturday, March 23.
Egan has published over 20 collections of poetry. Much of his work has been translated into an array of languages. He was awarded the U.S. National Poetry Foundation Award for his "Collected Poems" in 1983. Egan is also the creator and director of the Gerard Manley Hopkins International Festival in Ireland."