Visiting Writer: Sparrow

SparrowThe MFA Program is proud to welcome our second visiting writer, Sparrow, to The College of Saint Rose.

Author of most recently America: A Prophecy A Sparrow Reader, Sparrow created quite a stir in 1995 when he picketed The New Yorker magazine, holding a placard reading, “My Poetry is as bad as yours.” His poetry has since appeared in that magazine as well as The QuarterlyThe New York Times and other erudite journals. He was also featured in the PBS series The United States of Poetry and can be heard, along with his legendary band Foamola, on the poetry compilation Poemfone: New Word Order (Tomato). He is a gossip columnist for the Phoenicia Times, a contributing editor to Chronogram, a substitute teacher, and the author of two books: Yes, You ARE a Revolutionary! Plus Seven Other Books and Republican Like Me (both Soft Skull Press). Sparrow lives with his wife and daughter in the hamlet of Phoenicia, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

Sparrow’s collateral duties for this semester will include teaching an advanced nonfiction writing class on Tuesday nights in the Fall 2013 semester, advising students on publishing and writing, and reading on campus.

Check out Sparrow’s many articles and essays from The Sun, as well as  “Getting to Know: Sparrow,” an interview from The Best American Poetry Blog.


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