This Friday’s reading by author Trudy Lewis has been cancelled.
Please join us for the conclusion of our Spring Reading Series on Friday, March 17th with critically acclaimed poet Ed Madden, who will read from his newest book Nest. The reading will take place at 7:00 PM in the Plaster Student Union Theater.
Madden is an associate professor of English and interim director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of two books of poetry: Signals, which won the 2007 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize, and Prodigal: Variations (2011), and most recently, Nest (2014). In addition to his creative output, Madden has published numerous scholarly works, including Tiresian Poetics: Modernism, Sexuality, and Voice 1888-2001. He co-edited Irish Studies: Geographies and Genders with Marti Lee. His academic areas of specialization include late 19th- and 20th-century British and Irish poetry, Irish culture and literature, gender and sexuality, gay and lesbian literature, and creative writing. Madden received his B.A. from Harding University and earned his Ph.D. in literature from the University of Texas.