Chestertown, MD, February 8, 2002 — Washington College welcomes award-winning poet, biographer, essayist and playwright Daniel Mark Epstein to campus Tuesday, February 19, 2002. He will read from his works at 4 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr Room of the Miller Library, and present the lecture "Poetry and Biography: Writing the Life of Millay" at 7:30 p.m. in the Hynson Lounge. Both events are free and the public is invited to attend.
Born in Washington, DC, Daniel Mark Epstein was raised in Maryland and received his B.A. in English from Kenyon College in 1970. His poetry has earned him numerous awards and fellowships, notably the NEA Poetry Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Prix de Rome and the Robert Frost Prize. His work has been anthologized in several collections of essays and poetry, and his books include biographies of Aimee Semple McPherson and Nat King Cole, and seven volumes of poetry. His most recent book, "What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: The Loves & Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay" (Henry Holt & Co., 2001) has garnered both critical and popular success by giving readers unique insights into Millay's legendary life and "ecstatic" creative process. Mr. Epstein lives in Baltimore.
Mr. Epstein also will be signing books from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, February 20, at the Compleat Bookseller, 301 High Street, Chestertown.
The reading and lecture are sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Committee and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.