We are excited to host Greenville poet Lindsay Turner for the launch of her first collection of poetry, Songs and Ballads. Lindsay will read and discuss her work, sign books and generally be overjoyed with this big deal milestone. Of her work, poet and critic Maureen N. McLane writes: “Witty, mordant, despairing, yet peculiarly refreshing poems: Lindsay Turner has done the thing few can do—she has made lyric critical; she makes thought sing.” The event starts at 7pm, and it’s absolutely free.
A poet, scholar, and translator, Lindsay Turner is originally from northeast Tennessee. She attended Harvard College, studied cinema at the Université Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle, received an MFA in poetry from New York University and a PhD in English from the University of Virginia. Her French-to-English translations include adagio ma non troppo, by Ryoko Sekiguchi and The Next Loves, by Stéphane Bouquet, as well as a book of philosophy by Frederic Neyrat, Atopias (co-translated with Walt Hunter). She lives in Greenville, where she currently teaches at Clemson University. Starting this fall, she will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Furman University.