Oct. 14, 2009
Poet and award-winning writer Gary Gildner will read some of his work at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave. This event is free and open to the public.
Gildner was brought to campus as part of the Kiosk Magazine Visiting Writers Series. The Kiosk is Morningside’s literary magazine.
He is best known for his nine books of poetry, including “Letters from Vicksburg” (1977), “Blue Like the Heavens” (1984), “Clackama: Poems” (1991), and “The Bunker in Parsley Fields” (1997), which won the 1996 Iowa Poetry Prize. He has also written two novels, a collection of short stories, and a memoir, “The Warsaw Sparks” (1990).
Gildner has been a senior Fulbright lecturer to Poland and the former Czechoslovakia, as well as a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, the Robert Frost Fellowship, and the William Carlos Williams and Theodore Roethke poetry prizes.
He received his master’s degree in English at Michigan State University.