Newcomb College Institute hosts Jorie Graham at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at Tulane’s Freeman Auditorium.
Jorie Graham is the 2017 Florie Gale Arons Poet. She has published more than a dozen books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 (1996) and Fast (2017). She has won a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship (1990), the Wallace Stevens Award (2017), and many other prizes and awards.
Florie Gale Arons graduated from Newcomb College in 1950. Her daughters established the poetry program in 1999 in honor of her 70th birthday. It continues today in her memory. Mrs. Arons’s posthumously published collection, Unspoken Words, is available at the Newcomb College Institute, the Tulane Bookstore, and independent bookstores.