Acclaimed Scottish Poet Don Paterson reads at Emory University






This event is the 20th reading in the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series. Paterson is the author of several award-winning poetry collections, …

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Acclaimed Scottish Poet Don Paterson reads at Emory University

This event is the 20th reading in the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series. Paterson is the author of several award-winning poetry collections, including the recent "Rain" (winner of the Forward Prize), "Orpheus," and "Landing Light." "Ask any reader of British poetry to identify who is doing the best work right now, and you should get short odds on the answer being Don Paterson," writes the Boston Review. The New Yorker calls him "a poet of surface gorgeousness (he rhymes, he writes in chiming little stanzas), who is nevertheless right at home in the dark." A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Paterson has been the recipient of the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award. He has been awarded both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Poetry Prize on two occasions. Paterson was also appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008. In addition to being a talented poet, Paterson is also a musician, an active composer and a professor of poetry at the University of St. Andrews, Emory's sister university.