Goldensohn returns to campus for poetry reading

Goldensohn returns to campus for poetry reading

November 26, 2012

Barry Goldensohn 
by Emma Dodge Hanson

The celebrated American poet Barry Goldensohn will give a poetry reading at Skidmore College's Surrey Williamson Inn at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Admission is free and open to the public.

Goldensohn is author of several books of poems, including Uncarving the Block, Dance Music, The Marrano, and St. Venus Eve. His most recent book (2012) is The Listener Aspires to the Condition of Music. Of this recent volume of poems, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lloyd Schwartz writes: "…witty, sensual, moving…a multifaceted meditation on the nature of music itself and its meaning in our lives."

Goldensohn was for many years director of creative writing and professor of English at Skidmore. His recent poems appear frequently in the pages of such magazines as Poetry, The New Republic, Salmagundi, and The New York Review of Books.

Goldensohn's Nov. 29 reading is sponsored by the Skidmore College Department of English.

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