Daniel Butterworth, associate professor of English at Gonzaga University, will share selections of his poetry with the Gonzaga and Inland Northwest communities starting at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the Globe Room of Cataldo Hall.
The reading is the last this academic year in the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series, which is sponsored by the GU English department, Gonzaga’s office of intercultural relations and Humanities Washington. The event is free and open to the public.
The series is exceptionally strong this school year thanks to a $7,500 Humanities Washington grant awarded to GU English Associate Professor Tod Marshall, who directs the series. So far this academic year, there have been sponsored visits by poets Herman Asarnow, Donald Revell and Robert Hass and writers Joy Harjo and Bharati Mukherjee.
Butterworth, who has taught at Gonzaga since 1992, earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written one book of poetry, “The Radium Watch Dial Painters,” as well as a nonfiction work, “Waiting for Rain: A Farmer’s Story,” the biography of a farmer named Archie Clare. Butterworth’s academic areas of interest lie in contemporary and romantic literature and creative writing. He is chair of the English department this year as well.
For more information, contact Daniel Butterworth at (509) 323-6678 or via e-mail or Tod Marshall at (509) 323-6681 or via e-mail.