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October 30, 2013

Poet Grace Schulman Reads From Without a Claim

St. Francis College welcomed Grace Schulman on Wednesday October 30 as part of the Women's Poetry Initiative's Fall Reading Series. She read read from her latest collection, Without a Claim.

Grace Schulman's seventh collection of poems, WITHOUT A CLAIM (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), navigates the boundaries between times past and present, cultures distant and close to home, highlighting the complex relationship we each have with the notion of ownership — from the tangible objects and places we live among, to our emotions and sense of self which, though incorporeal, we clutch to ourselves just as jealously. The search for balance between what we own and what owns us brings Schulman inspiration and joy: "I marvel at the beauty of incompleteness / . . . hinting at a world of things unbroken."

This event was sponsored by the Provost's Office, the English Department, the Women's Studies Center and the Literary Journal Assisi.

About Grace Schulman
Grace Schulman is the author of seven acclaimed books of poetry, including Days of Wonder, a finalist for the Phi Beta Kappa Award. The editor of The Poems of Marianne Moore, she is a distinguished professor of English at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Schulman is former director of the Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y, 1974-84, and former poetry editor of The Nation, 1971-2006.

Photograph courtesy of Nancy Crampton.

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