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SU's Bruce Smith a finalist for L.A. Times Book prize
"Devotions" poetry book sparks honors, awards
Bruce Smith, professor of English in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The critically acclaimed poet was nominated on the merit of his latest book, Devotions (University of Chicago Press, 2011). The same collection has led to his being named a finalist for the National Book Award (NBA) and, more recently, the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Smith is the author of five other volumes of poetry, including The Other Lover (University of Chicago Press, 2000), which was a finalist for both the NBA and Pulitzer Prize.
“I am extremely proud of Bruce’s recent accomplishments,” says Arts and Sciences Dean George M. Langford. “As a poet, teacher and scholar, he is an undisputed star of The College. His work is a major source of inspiration to our students, and has helped put us on the literary map.”
At last fall’s NBA ceremony in New York, Smith was awarded the following citation: “'Devotions' is … virtuosic in its range of diction, allusion, and association, and rich in its propulsive linguistic variety, rhyme, rhythm, and wisdom. Below each moment of adoration, rage. Within each rant, a lament.”
The Syracuse resident provided a glimpse of Devotions more than a year ago, when he read at The SU Humanities Center’s “Faculty Works” series. “His writing has always been rhythmic,” says Gregg Lambert, who serves as Dean’s Professor of the Humanities and as founding director of The SU Humanities Center. “’Devotions’ reads like a good jazz solo. It bristles and pops, but keeps you hanging on to every line.”
Since then, critics have lavished praise on the poet. Publisher’s Weekly, which named Devotions one of the top books of 2011, considers it Smith’s “best collection yet.” The New York Times Book Review characterizes Devotions as “ambitious, agile, and unpredictable, as well as viscerally affecting.”
Winners of the Los Angeles Times Book prizes will be announced at a public ceremony on April 20 at the University of Southern California. The event prefaces the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the nation’s largest public literary festival, to be held at USC on April 21-22.
- "Great Jewish Writers" Series
April 25, 2012 (All Day)
"Great Jewish Writers" continues with presentation on David Grossman by Miriam Elman, associate professor of politicial science.------------------------
- 2012 Raymond Carver Reading Series
April 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM
Gifford Auditorium, HBC
- The Interrupters: A film Screening
April 25, 2012 at 6:00 PM
LaCasita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco St., Syracuse
- Physics Colloquium
April 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM
Physics Building Room 202/204
- Condensed Matter/Biological Physics Seminar
April 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Physics Building 202
- La Mesa del Espanol (The Spanish Table)
April 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM
352 Eggers Hall
- Mathematics Graduate Colloquium
April 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Carnegie Building 313
- Mathematical Analysis Seminar
April 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Carnegie Building 300
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April 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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April 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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