PERFORMANCE DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28
VENUE: KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
READING IS FREE + ALL AGES!
Presented in partnership with Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), Kirkland Fund, and the Department of English at the University of Illinois.
Mark Halliday, married to J. Allyn Rosser, is a poet, professor, and critic. He is author of seven collections of poetry, most recently Losers Dream On (University of Chicago Press, 2018), Thresherphobe (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and Keep This Forever (Tupelo Press, 2008). His honors include serving as the 1994 poet in residence at The Frost Place, inclusion in several annual editions of The Best American Poetry series and the Pushcart Prize anthologies, receiving a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship, and winning the 2001 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Halliday’s poetry is characterized by close observation of daily events, out-of-the-ordinary metaphors, unsentimental reminiscence, colloquial diction, references to popular culture, and uncommon humor.