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April 23: W.D. Ehrhart presents 21st Hallowell Literary Lecture

The 21st annual Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture features author, poet, and Haverford School teacher W.D. Ehrhart. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Ball Auditorium.

He is the author of 18 books of poetry and prose, and a dozen poetry chapbooks, as well as editor or co-editor of four anthologies. Since 2001, he has taught English and history at The Haverford School. He is the first Haverford School faculty member to give the Hallowell Literary Lecture. 

A combat-wounded Marine sergeant, Ehrhart has been writing poetry since he was 15 years old. He holds an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps and a Ph.D. from the University of Wales. He has been awarded the President's Medal from Veterans for Peace and an Excellence in the Arts award from Vietnam Veterans of America. His writing has appeared in publications as diverse as American Poetry Review and Virginia Quarterly Review, Reader's Digest and USA Today, The New York Times, and The New Hampshire Gazette. He has been anthologized in books ranging from The New Oxford Book of War Poetry to Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge. In February 2019, McFarland & Co., Inc., published Thank You for Your Service: Collected Poems of W.D. Ehrhart.  

This event is free and open to the public and will include a lecture and book signing. Read more >