Meghan O’Rourke’s essays, criticism, and poems have appeared in Slate, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Redbook, Vogue, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and Best American Poetry. O’Rourke is also the author of the poetry collections “Once” (2011) and “Halflife” (2007), which was a finalist for both the Patterson Poetry Prize and Britain’s Forward First Book Prize. She was awarded the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, the Union League Prize for Poetry from the Poetry Foundation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Front Page Award for her cultural criticism. She is currently working on a book about chronic illness. She lives in Brooklyn, where she grew up, and Marfa, TX.
This event is sponsored by the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Program and the English Department of John Carroll University and is free and open to the public.