Writer's Symposium By the Sea: Christian Wiman

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego | get directions

Cost: $5 - $15

Age limit: All ages

Interview with poet, translator, editor and essayist Christian Wiman and Dr. Dean Nelson. Christian Wiman is a poet, translator, editor and essayist. A former Guggenheim fellow, Wiman served as the editor of Poetry Magazine from 2003 to 2013. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker and The Sewanee Review. He writes on themes of faith, doubt, his own confrontation with mortality, love and loss. His own spiritual evolution underpins much of his writing. Wiman is the author of numerous books of poetry, prose and poetry in translation. His poetry collection "Every Riven Thing" (2010) won the Commonwealth Prize from the English Speaking Union, was a finalist for the Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award and was named one of the New Yorker’s top 11 poetry books of 2010. His latest collection, "Once in the West" (2014) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. His debut collection, "The Long Home" (1998), won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. "Stolen Air" (2012) contains Wiman’s translations of Osip Mandelstam’s poetry. With Don Share, Wiman coedited "The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine" (2012). Wiman’s essay collections include "My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer" (2013) and "Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet" (2007). Wiman has taught at Stanford University, Northwestern University and now teaches literature and religion at Yale Divinity School.


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