blue book with 80x80 on coverPoet Matthew Zapruder, author of the acclaimed book Why Poetry, reads from his work along with creative writing seniors Sarah Barnette, David Babikian, and Kevin Zou. Book sales and signing will follow the readings.

The C.K. Williams Reading Series, named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet C.K. Williams, who served on Princeton’s Creative Writing faculty for 20 years, showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests.

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing celebrates 80 years during the 2019-20 academic year with readings by 80 writers.



matthew zapruder in blue shirt with steps in background

Photo by B.A. van Sise

Poet, translator, professor and editor Matthew Zapruder is the author of the poetry collections, Sun Bear (Copper Canyon, 2014), Come On All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon, 2010), The Pajamaist (Copper Canyon, 2006), and American Linden (Tupelo Books, 2002), His most recent book is Why Poetry (Ecco, 2017), an impassioned call for a return to reading poetry, which the New York Times Book Review called “a roaring success.”  Zapruder collaborated with painter Chris Uphues on For You in Full Bloom (Pilot Books, 2009) and cotranslated, with historian Radu Ioanid, Romanian poet Eugen Jebeleanu’s last collection, Secret Weapon: Selected Late Poems (Coffee House Press, 2008). His forthcoming collection, Father’s Day, will be published in September 2019 by Copper Canyon.

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