Come to the last Castalia of the 2011/2012 season! Help usher us out of the spring nest and into summer by listening to first year poet Calvin Pierce and first year prose writers Meredith Ridings and Bea Chang. Second year poet Kori Linn will be the lone but lovely representative of her class. We are excited to welcome two faculty readers this month, including UW’s English Graduate Program director Brian Reed. Brian specializes in 20th century poetry and poetics and has published After His Lights: Hart Crane Reconsidered with the University of Alabama press. Our creative writing faculty member is the wonderful Heather McHugh, recipient of a bevy of awards and honors, including a MacArthur Genius Award, and the author of eight collections of poetry, including the recent Upgraded to Serious. We are thrilled to have both Brian and Heather joining us for the final Castalia.