Writers on Writing: Maxine Chernoff

Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
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Creative Writing Professor and Chair Maxine Chernoff reads from her poetry collection, Here (Counterpath Press). Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing Department
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Chernoff is the author of six books of fiction and 13 books of poetry. Of Among the Names, Cole Swenson said, “Exploring complexities of ‘the gift,’ Chernoff’s is an economy of the uncanny — each exchange is strikingly new.” Her recent books of poetry are Without, To Be Read in the Dark, A House in Summer and The Turning. Her collection of stories, Signs of Devotion, was a New York Times Notable Book of 1993. Both her novel American Heaven and her book of short stories, Some of Her Friends That Year, were finalists for the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. With Paul Hoover, she translated The Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin, which received the 2009 Pen U.S.A. Translation Award. Chernoff edits the long-running and award-winning journal New American Writing, an annual anthology funded in part by the College of Liberal & Creative Arts.

The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public on Mondays this semester. Taught by Robert Glück, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.