Department News and Events Fall 2014 

Rae Armantrout Reading - November 20


Rae Armantrout, 2010 Pulitzer prize-winner for poetry, will be reading at UNF on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 PM, in the UNF Art Gallery, Building 2. For those desiring additional information and material about Armantrout, attached is a PDF with a small selection of her poems (from just two of her many books), as well as a 2010 New Yorker profile.  Click here to read: Rae Armantrout.

Also, perhaps of interest, here is an interview with Armantrout, from PBS’s The News Hour, conducted after Armantrout won the Pulitzer prize:

Please urge students and others to attend this rare and important event, a visit to UNF by one of America’s most renowned (and controversial) poets.

"Writing on Water / Writing on Air" Installation - September 29 through October 18 


A new "Writing on Water/Writing on Air" poetry installation, by Dr. Clark Lunberry, associate English professor, can be seen at  Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, on the library's adjacent pond, on its stairway windows and in the library's restrooms.

This installation will be up until Saturday, Oct. 18.

Contact: Clark Lunberry at


Marta Werner Lecture on Emily Dickinson's "Envelope Poems" - October 2


Dr. Marta Werner, co-editor of The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems, will give a public lecture and meet with students on Thurs., Oct. 2, 7:30 pm, in the UNF Art Gallery (2/1001).  This event is free.

For more information about The Gorgeous Nothings -


Event flier - Marta Werner Lecture.


Melissa Broder Reading - October 10


Poet Melissa Broder will be visiting the UNF campus on Friday, October 10 at 7PM. She will read from her book Scarecrone, answer questions, and sign books.
The reading will take place in the Student Union West Ballroom, which is on the third floor of that building.  The English Department will provide refreshments. The UNF Bookstore will be on hand to sell books.
Contact: Marcus Pactor,

For more information about Melissa Broder -