CTAS seminar: Poet Ann Fisher-Wirth on ecopoetry

The Center for Transnational American Studies hosts its final event this semester. Prof. Ann Fisher-Wirth (University of Mississippi) will be speaking about and reading from her new coedited volume _The Ecopoetry Anthology_ (Trinity University Press)--see http://tupress.org/books/ecopoetry-anthology-- as well reading from her own poetry.

Ann Fisher-Wirth is the author of the poetry collections _Blue Window_ (Archer Books, 2003) and _Five Terraces_ (Wind Publications, 2005). She has also published the chapbooks _The Trinket Poems_ (Wind, 2003) and _Walking Wu Wei's Scroll_ (Drunken Boat, 2005). In 2004 she received the Rita Dove Poetry Award from the Salem College Center for Women Writers, the Poetry Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and a poetry fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission. She won the 2003 Malahat Review Long Poem Poetry Prize for "Olaus Magnus, Carta Marina," the first section of the booklength poem "Carta Marina." Her poems have appeared in the Georgia Review, the Kenyon Review, the Connecticut Review, ISLE, Solo, Feminist Studies, RUNES, and many other journals, as well as in anthologies and online. A professor of English, Fisher-Wirth has taught as a senior Fulbright lecturer at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Uppsala University, Sweden. She currently teaches at the University of Mississippi. Her academic publications include the book "William Carlos Williams and Autobiography: The Woods of His Own Nature" and numerous articles on American writers.

We look forward to seeing as many colleagues and students as possible.