The first featured author in Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is a recipient of the Walt Whitman Award as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Poet Eric Pankey will read some of his latest work at Randolph on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of Smith Memorial Building. The program is free and open to the public.
Pankey is the author of numerous books of poems, most recently Augury and Crow-Work. A new collection of poetry, The Owl of Minerva, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2019. A collection of prose poems, Alias, and a collection of essays, Vestiges: Notes, Responses, and Essays 1988-2018 are both forthcoming from Free Verse Editions in 2019.
Pankey’s poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in such journals and anthologies as the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, and Poetry Daily, as well as several anthologies, including Best American Poetry.
A 1983 graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he is an English professor and the Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University and resides in Fairfax, Va.