On Nov. 14, poets Jennifer Grotz and Adam Zagajewski will come to Hope College for the final Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series reading of 2011.
Grotz has lived in the United States, Poland and France, and these experiences have influenced her poetry. To date, she has published two collections of poetry. Cusp, available to Hope users as an e-book, deals with a sense of middleness. Her newest collection, The Needle, reflects her Polish and American backgrounds by exploring the poetry traditions of these countries.
Zagajewski was born and raised in Poland and has since become one of the country’s most famous contemporary poets. He has released several collections of poetry over the past 39 years. He has also written a memoir and two prose collections and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010.
Both poets will read some of their work at 7 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre. A jazz performance will precede the readings.
— Bethany Stripp, Library Student Blogger