Fall Writing Series: George Ellenbogen

October 16, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

On Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. George Ellenbogen will be kicking off the RCAH Center for Poetry's Fall Writing Series. The theme of the night is memoir, with Ellenborgen doing a reading from some of his works. You can also join him for an informal conversation at 3 p.m. in C302 Snyder.

George Ellenbogen, a native of Montreal, Canada, studied literature at McGill University and Tufts University in Massachusetts. Between degrees, he worked in the Arctic and lived for extended periods in Mexico and in England. Until his retirement in 2004, he taught poetry at Bentley College in Massachusetts. 

He has read his poems on both sides of the Atlantic, was featured in a 1990 documentary, “George Ellenbogen: Canadian Poet in America,” and in a graduate dissertation,“Postmodernism and the Travel Motif in the Poetry of Adrienne Rich and George Ellenbogen” (Brigitta Wallenberg, University of Salzburg). He is also one of several poets featured in Jean Tobin’s Creativity and the Poetic Mind (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2004). 

His works include:
Winds of Unreason (1957)
The Night Unstones (1971)
Along the Road from Eden (1989)
The Rhino Gate Poems (1995)
Portes aux rhinos et autres poemes (1997)
Winterfischer (2002)
Morning Gothic (2007)