Texas Tech University

Sowell Family Collection Hosts Virtual Reading by Pattiann Rogers

Glenys Young

March 30, 2022

The author will read a selection of her poetry.


WHAT:  The Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community & the Natural World at Texas Tech University will host a virtual poetry reading and Q&A with Pattiann Rogers.

WHEN:  7 p.m. Thursday (March 31)

WHERE:  Zoom. Registration is available here.

EVENT:  Rogers has published 14 books of poetry, most recently “Quickening Fields” and “Holy Heathen Rhapsody.” She has published two books of prose, “The Dream of the Marsh Wren: Writing as Reciprocal Creation” and “The Grand Array: Writings on Nature, Science, and Spirit.”

Rogers received a Special Burroughs Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nature Writing, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fellowship and a Literary Award in Poetry from the Lannan Foundation. Among other awards, her poems have received five Pushcart Prizes, two appearances in Best American Poetry, five appearances in Best Spiritual Writing, the Tietjens Prize and the Hokin Prize from Poetry, the Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest, and two Strousse Awards from Prairie Schooner. “Firekeeper: New and Selected Poems” was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1994. “Song of the World Becoming: New and Collected Poems, 1981-2001” was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award.

The Pattiann Rogers literary papers are included in the Sowell Collection.

The event is sponsored by Texas Tech University Libraries, the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library and the Sowell Collection and funded by the Office of the Provost


CONTACT: Julie Barnett 
Manager, Communications & Marketing, Texas Tech University Libraries, Texas Tech University 
(806) 834-0718