Inaugural D.H. Lawrence Lecture with Mark Doty
January 23, 2017
Contact: Cortney Webb
For Immediate Release
UNM Alumni Association
Monday, January 23, 2017
Marketing & Communications Specialists
cwebb7@UNM.edu or 505-277-4915
Inaugural D.H. Lawrence Lecture Held On Feb. 23 With A Presentation By Poet Mark Doty
The D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives & UNM Alumni Association with support from the Witter Bynner Poetry Foundation & the Department of English Language and Literature Proudly Hosts This Event
Albuquerque, NM – The UNM Alumni Association in partnership with the The D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives with support from the Witter Bynner Poetry Foundation and the UNM Department of English Language and Literature proudly invite Lobo alumni and community members to The Inaugural D.H. Lawrence Lecture presented by poet Mark Doty at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Auditorium located at 1634 University Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. Check in begins at 5:30 p.m. and Doty’s lecture begins at 6 p.m. followed by a book signing and complimentary dessert reception.
Doty is the author of nine books of poetry, including “Deep Lane,” “Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems,” which won the 2008 National Book Award, and “My Alexandria,” winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize in the UK.
Doty is also the author of three memoirs including The New York Times-bestselling “Dog Years,” “Firebird,” and “Heaven’s Coast,” as well as a book about craft and criticism, “The Art of Description: World Into Word.” Doty has received two NEA fellowships, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, a Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Award, and the Witter Bynner Prize.
This lecture series celebrates D.H. Lawrence, British novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, translator, literary critic and painter, whose genius was not truly recognized until after his death. In an obituary, E.M. Forster named him, “The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.” Lawrence’s dialog with nature, humanity and the human condition is revealed to us in the inimitable way in which he accesses language to delve deep into the human soul while preserving the mystery that is man/woman/nature.
The D.H. Lawrence Ranch, located north of Taos was left to the University of New Mexico by Lawrence’s widow, Frieda Lawrence. The bequest specified that the property be used for “educational, cultural, charitable and recreational purposes.”
This Lobo Living Room presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Check in begins at 5:30 p.m., and Doty’s lecture begins at 6 p.m. followed by a book signing and complimentary dessert reception.
The University of New Mexico Continuing Education Auditorium is located at 1634 University Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. Parking is free and readily available. Please do not park in the clinic or Masonic Lodge parking lots adjacent to the campus as your car can be towed, booted or ticketed. If the front and back parking lots at the Continuing Education Auditorium are full, free over-flow parking is located at 1642 University Blvd. NE, two lots north of the campus.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit http://www.unmalumni.com/lobolivingroom or call 505-277-5808.