Matthew Brennan, poet and Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana State University, will read for the Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00pm in the Yang Family University Art Gallery. Q&A and book signing will follow. The Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences. This event is free and open to the public.
Matthew Brennan taught courses in literature and poetry writing at Indiana State University for thirty-two years. In 2021, he published Snow in New York: New and Selected Poems (Lamar U. Literary Press). He has published five other books of poetry, including The House with the Mansard Roof, which was named a finalist for the 2010 Best Books of Indiana. He has also authored four critical books, most recently The Colosseum Critical Introduction to Dana Gioia (Franciscan U. P., 2020). His poems and criticism have appeared in Sewanee Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, Commonweal, New York Times Book Review, South Atlantic Quarterly, Think, and Poetry Salzburg Review. He now lives in Columbus, Ohio.