Heralded author Richard Tillinghast, writer of seven books of poetry, will give a public reading at Converse College Tuesday, April 7 at 8 p.m. in the Barnet Room of the Montgomery Student Center. His reading, which is free and open to the public, is made possible by Converse’s Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Visiting Writer Series. For event information, call (864) 596-9186.
Tillinghast’s works include Sleep Watch, The Knife and Other Poems, Sewanee in Ruins, Our Flag Was Still There, The Stonecutter’s Hand and Today in the Café Trieste. Damaged Grandeur, a critical memoir of the poet Robert Lowell, whom he studied with at Harvard in the mid-sixties, appeared in the University of Michigan Press’s Poets on Poetry series in 1995.
Tillinghast’s most recent books are Six Mile Mountain, a collection of poems published in 2000 by Story Line Press and Poetry and What Is Real, a collection of literary essays published in 2004 by the University of Michigan Press.