Poet Eamon Grennan will read tomorrow night as part of the Colorado College Visiting Writers Series. His poems have appeared in the likes of Slate, The New Yorker and the Threepenny Review. Though he spent most of his career teaching at Vassar in upstate New York, he now teaches at Columbia University and New York University and divides his time between Poughkeepsie and Renvyle in his home country of Ireland. His latest book is Out of Sight: New & Selected Poems on Graywolf Press. You can hear him read in the Gates Common Room along with a group of Colorado College students on Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Gates Common Room on the second floor of Palmer Hall on the Colorado College Campus.

Grennan stopped by the KRCC studios to read a few poems and talk with us about his writing.

You can listen to the complete interview here:

Eamon Grennan Interview at KRCC, 10/19/10

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Three poems by Eamon Grennan:

“Pause” by Eamon Grennan

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

“For the Record” by Eamon Grennan

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

“In The Kitchen With Yeats” by Eamon Grennan

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


(Poets Jane Hilberry and Eamon Grennan)

 

3 Responses to Out of the Ordinary: Eamon Grennan at CC Tomorrow Night

  1. anne lennox says:

    Noel,
    Thanks so much for the Eamon Grennan interview AND the poems. I’m sure David regrets not being here for the reading, but I’ll be there and try to channel it to him….
    Anne

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    What a treat!

  3. Nancy Wilsted says:

    And what a great photograph of Jane!

News

Reuters/Landov
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes of an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip-to-wingtip in an “aggressive” manner.
 

AFP/Getty Images
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you’re sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?
 

Bloomberg via Getty Images
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The world’s largest food company is requiring all of its suppliers of dairy, meat, poultry and egg products to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Animal rights groups applaud the move.
 

Arts & Life

 NPR
August 22, 2014 | NPR · At our very first New York live show, we talk about the things we loved this summer and the things we’re looking forward to in the fall. And, of course, we get to what’s making us happy this week.
 

Getty Images
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Also: How to tell you’re in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway’s letters.
 

Pop Chart Lab
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
August 22, 2014 | NPR · On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in “Billie’s Bounce” and “Midnight Sun.”
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 21, 2014 | WXPN · Writer and radio personality Catalina Maria Johnson explores a musical movement in Argentina. She first heard the music through visual arts and describes it as ecological, spiritual and organic.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 21, 2014 | WXPN · The bassist, singer and songwriter performs music from her new album (Comet, Come To Me) and discusses how Nina Simone’s work influences her own.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab