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Poet Brian Sneeden to Visit Westover for Sept. 28 Reading, Workshop
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Poet Brian Sneeden will give a reading of his work on September 28 at 7:30 pm in Westover's Adams Library. Admission is free and open to the public.


Poet Brian Sneeden to Visit Westover for Sept. 28 Reading, Workshop

The poet Brian Sneeden will give a poetry reading on Friday, September 28, beginning at 7:30 pm in Westover School's Adams Library. Admission to the poetry reading is free and open to the public.

In addition to his poetry reading, Sneeden will conduct a poetry workshop with a number of Westover students and faculty earlier in the day. Westover's Visiting Poets Program is underwritten by the Nancy May Rennell Field '35 Fund.

Sneeden is the author of the poetry collection Last City (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2018). A 2018 PEN/Heim recipient, his poems and translations have appeared in Asymptote, Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and translations of his poems have been published in international magazines in Greek, Italian, Albanian, and Serbian. Sneeden is also an acclaimed translator of poetry; his translation of the contemporary Greek poet Phoebe Giannisi's collection Homerica (World Poetry Books, 2017) was selected by Anne Carson as a favorite book of 2017 in The Paris Review.

Sneeden received his MFA from the University of Virginia, where he held a Poe/Faulkner Fellowship in creative writing and served as poetry editor for Meridian. He is a PhD student in Poetry and Translation Studies at the University of Connecticut, where he serves as senior editor of New Poetry in Translation.

Members of the public who wish to attend the poetry reading are asked to enter the School through the main entrance on the Middlebury Green. Parking is available in front of the School and along South Street. For directions to Westover, please visit westoverschool.org or call 203.758.2423.