On Friday, September 18, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. Counterpath, the University of Denver, and the Bagley Wright Lecture Series hosted a talk by Srikanth Reddy, presented in Strum 451 at the University of Denver. In this talk, “The O of Wonder: a Szyzygy”, Reddy traces a history of wonder in the Western poetic tradition from Homer to Milton to Ronald Johnson. Reddy will be introduced by Graham Foust.
Srikanth Reddy is the author of two books of poetry–Facts for Visitors (2004), and Voyager (2011)–both published by the University of California Press. A book of criticism, Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. He has received fellowships and awards from the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Creative Capital Foundation, among others. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and the doctoral program in English at Harvard University, Reddy is currently an Associate Professor of English a the University of Chicago.
About the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry
The Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry is a nonprofit that provides leading poets with the opportunity to explore in-depth their own thinking on the subject of poetry and poetics, and through financial and logistical support, to arrange for the delivery of several lectures that result from these investigations. Charlie Wright, Publisher of Wave Books, established the BWLS in memory of his late father, the businessman and philanthropist Bagley Wright. The Series is spearheaded by Charlie Wright and Wave Books editor Matthew Zapruder. Lectures are delivered publicly in partnership with institutions nationwide.