Thomas Lynch, poet and essayist

Event time: 
Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 12:15pm
Event description: 

Part of the 2005-2006 Yale Literature and Spirituality Series

Event followed by a book-signing and reception.

Yale Divinity Book Supply, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven

Thomas Lynch is the author of three collections of poems, Skating with Heather Grace, Grimalkin, and Still Life in Milford. His first collection of essays, The Undertaking, won the American Book Award, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Bodies in Motion and at Rest won the Great Lakes Book Award. Booking Passage – We Irish and Americans was published this past summer by W.W. Norton. He has written for the New York Times, The Times of London, The Irish Times and the L.A. Times, and his work has been broadcast on the BBC, NPR and RTE. He is a regular presenter to literary, professional and academic groups and is an adjunct professor with the Graduate Creative Writing Program at the University of Michigan. He lives and works in Milford, Michigan where he is the funeral director, and in Co. Clare, Ireland where he keeps an ancestral cottage.