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2017 Peter Burton Hanson Memorial Lecture, Emily Skillings

Poet Emily Skillings will read from her poetry collection Fort Not (The Song Cave, 2017).

Emily Skillings is the author of the poetry collection Fort Not (The Song Cave, 2017), which Publisher's Weekly called a "fabulously eccentric, hypnotic, and hypervigilant debut," as well as two chapbooks, Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press). Recent poems can be found/are forthcoming in Poetry, Harper's, Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, LitHub, and jubilat. Skillings is a member of the Belladonna Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective, small press, and event series. She received her MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow in 2017. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Hudson, NY.

The annual Peter Burton Hanson Memorial Lectures are named in the honor and the memory of English alumnus Peter Burton Hanson (CSSH ’91), who perished along with his wife, Sue Kim, and young daughter, Christine Lee, aboard United Airlines 175, on September 11, 2001. Peter’s life and values are remembered through these events. The Department of English is deeply grateful to Peter’s parents, Lee and Eunice Hanson, for their generosity in endowing the Peter Burton Hanson Memorial Lectures.

Related Event: Poetry Workshop with Emily Skillings


Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Curry Student Center, 440
346 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, Boston

Event Type

Book Talk/Reading


CSSH, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of English, Master Calendar





Sponsoring Organization

Department of English

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