A Poetry Reading by Robert Watson

8 PM, Saturday, September 8, 2012
UNCG Alumni House
Fiction reading

The MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro and The Greensboro Review will host a poetry reading by Robert Watson on Thursday, September 8th, in the Pecky Cypress Room of the UNCG Alumni House on College Avenue. Doors will open at 7:00 PM with the reading beginning at 8:00. The event will celebrate the release of Robert Watson: The Complete Poems. Mr. Watson will sign books both before and after the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Robert Watson has published six collections of poetry, including The Pendulum, Night Blooming Cactus, Advantages of Dark, and Christmas in Las Vegas. He is also the author of two novels, Three Sides of the Mirror and Lily Lang. Among his many honors, are awards form the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

He has taught at Williams College, The Johns Hopkins University, and for many years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

When not traveling around the globe, Mr. Watson lives with his wife, the painter Betty Watson, in Greensboro.