Andrew Hudgins to speak at Boyle Lecture on Oct. 16

Tue, 01/30/2007 (All day)

Oct 02, 2006

MOBILE — Spring Hill College will host the annual Boyle Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 in the Gautrelet Room on the college campus. Andrew Hudgins, an important poet originally from Alabama, will present “Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear,” a talk on religion and jokes. The event is free and open to the public.

Hudgins, Humanities Distinguished Professor in English at Ohio State University, earned his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. His volumes of poetry include “Ecstatic in the Poison,” “After the Lost War: A Narrative” and “Saints and Strangers,” which was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of a book of essays, “The Glass Anvil.” Hudgins is the recipient of the Haines Prize for poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, The Taft Distinguished Faculty Award, the Ohioiana Award for lifetime contributions to poetry in Ohio, two NEA fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Books of Hudgins’ poetry will be available for purchase at the talk. Hudgins will autograph them, with proceeds from the sales going to Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society. Refreshments will be provided. 

For more information or directions, call the Division of Languages and Literature at (251) 380-4640.