Mark Halliday

Mark Halliday

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President invites OHIO to March 1 Distinguished Professor Lecture

Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis invites the community to attend Distinguished Professor of English Mark Halliday's 2011 Distinguished Professor Lecture. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. in the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda.

The evening begins with a reception at 7 p.m., followed by the unveiling of the distinguished professor portrait. Halliday's lecture, "The Personal Appeal of the Short Poem," begins at 8 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

Halliday has been at Ohio University in the Creative Writing program since 1996 and is an internationally recognized authority on poetry. He has received numerous awards and distinctions throughout his academic and literary career.

A productive writer of both poetry and essays on poetry, Halliday's books of poems are: "Little Star," a National Poetry Series selection; "Tasker Street," winner of the Juniper Prize; "Selfwolf"; "Jab"; and "Keep This Forever." Halliday's book on Wallace Stevens, "Stevens and the Interpersonal," was published by Princeton University Press in 1991. Also in 1991, Johns Hopkins University Press published "The Sighted Singer," a book on poetics co-authored by Allen Grossman and Halliday.

Invitation to the Distinguished Professor Reception and Lecture

Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit invite the community to join them at the 2012 Distinguished Professor Reception and Lecture.

Click here to view the formal invitation (PDF).