Lecture With Poet Srikanth Reddy

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Poet Srikanth Reddy delivers the Bagley Wright Lecture. “Like a Very Strange Likeness and Pink" examines the question of likeness in Emily Dickinson's similes and Gertrude Stein's portraits as a way of thinking about social identity and difference in modern American poetry. "Home has always been a vexed question for me (and for practically everyone I know)," says Reddy. "Growing up in Chicago but coming from a South Asian heritage, I never felt quite at home in my surroundings... I’ve often felt like a disoriented traveler through the terrain of my own life." READ OUR Q&A WITH REDDY: http://budurl.com/xp6y

Reddy is the author of the poetry collections Facts for Visitors (2004) and Voyager (2011), as well as a book of criticism, Changing Subjects: Digression in Modern American Poetry (2012). He is the literacy director for the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Trust in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India, and he teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Chicago.

The Bagley Wright Lecture is an international lecture series created by Wave Books that offers leading poets the opportunity for in-depth exploration of the subject of poetry and poetics. This event is sponsored by the New Writers Project and the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin.

This program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees may enter to win a copy of Reddy’s Facts for Visitors and Voyager.
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By: Harry Ransom Center

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