A Reading by Jeffrey Greene

8:00 PM, Thursday, April 3, 2014
Maple Room, Elliott University Center
Poetry reading

The MFA Writing Program at Greensboro, The Greensboro Review, and International Programs at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro - UNCG will host a poetry reading by Jeffrey Greene on Thursday, April 3rd at 8:00 p.m. in the Maple Room of the Elliott University Center, UNCG. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing.

JEFFREY GREENE is the author of three poetry collections and a chapbook. His most recent book, Beautiful Monsters (Pecan Grove Press, 2010), was selected by the Texas Institute of Letters as one of three finalists for best book of poems in 2010. His memoir, French Spirits (Harper Perennial, 2003), has appeared in eight countries, and he has written two personalized nature books, Water from Stone and The Golden-Bristled Boar: Last Ferocious Beast of the Forest (University of Virginia Press, 2011). Shades of the Other Shore, a sequence of sketches, prose pieces, and poetry written in collaboration with painter Ralph Petty, is scheduled for publication in 2013 with The Cahier Series, and his latest nature book, Wild Edibles, is under contract.

His work has been supported through fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, The Rinehart Fund, and Humanities Texas, and he was a winner of the Samuel French Morse Prize, the Randall Jarrell Award, and the “Discovery”/The Nation Award. His poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, Ploughshares, AGNI, Southwest Review and the anthology Strangers in Paris. Musical settings of his poems have been performed by the Mirror Visions Ensemble in Paris (France), New York (USA), and Cambridge (United Kingdom). He is the director of creative writing at the American University of Paris, and divides his time between Paris and his country house in Burgundy.