Episode 68: Linda Gregerson

Thursday, July 14, 2022
Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Linda Gregerson's poem "Variations on a Phrase by Cormac McCarthy."

Participant(s) Bio

Linda Gregerson earned a BA from Oberlin College, an MA from Northwestern University, an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, 1976–2014, The Selvage (2012), Waterborne (2002), and The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996). A Renaissance scholar, a classically trained actor, and a devotee of the sciences, Gregerson produces lyrical poems informed by her expansive reading that are inquisitive, unflinching, and tender.

In 2015, she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at the University of Michigan.

Source: PoetryFoundation.org