Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

James Ragan Shares His Poetry at Manhattanville
Friday, 06 April 2012 15:48
Too Long a SolitudeJames Ragan will share his poetry with the Manhattanville community on Wednesday, April 11. Ragan is a prominent writer in the global literary world and advocates for social and ethical responsibility.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have a writer with the sagacious poetic craft and wide global vision of James Ragan visit us," Mark Nowak, Director of the Master of Arts in Writing Program, said. "His works vibrantly speaks to the interweaving of the social, political, and aesthetic that is equally central to our mission here at Manhattanville College."

The reading will start at 6 p.m. in the Holladay Room in Reid Hall.

Ragan is the author of seven books that have been translated into 10 languages. He has read at Carnegie Hall and the United Nations and for six heads of state including Czech President Vaclav Klaus. Ragan is author of award-winning collections of poetry, including Too Long a Solitude, In the Talking Hours, Womb-Weary, The Hunger Wall, Lusions, Selected Poems, and Shouldering the World. Ragan served as the director of the University of Southern California's Professional Writing Program for 25 years.