Emily Grosholz, 2011 Wilkinson Poet, Gives a Reading at Buffalo Seminary
Posted 03/19/2011 01:27PM

On Friday, March 18, Emily Grosholz, Ph.D., the 2011 Elizabeth McNulty Wilkinson '25 Poetry Chair, gave a poetry reading for students, faculty and guests. After being introduced by Sem's Poet-in-Residence Ansie Baird '55, Dr. Grosholz read a selection of both her recent and earlier poems. The program was followed by a reception in West-Chester Hall hosted by the English Department.

Ansie Silverman Baird and Dr. Emily Grosholz

Dr. Grosholz is a professor of philosophy, African American Studies and English at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). She is also an advisory editor for The Hudson Review. She has published four books of poetry: The River Painter (University of Illinois Press, 1984); Shores and Headlands (Princeton University Press, 1988); Eden (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992); and The Abacus Of Years (David R. Godine, 2002). She has another manuscript (Rose) prepared for publication.  

A native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Dr. Grosholz earned her bachelor of arts from The University of Chicago and her doctorate in philosophy from Yale University. She has lived and traveled in France, and her published works include an English translation of a French poetry anthology by Yves Bonnefoy, entitled Début et fin de la neige. For a brief time she also lived in Western New York; she maintains strong ties to the Buffalo literary community.

We thank Dr. Grosholz for working with our sophomore students during a poetry workshop facilitated by Ansie Baird, and for sharing her poet's perspective with the entire Sem community.

Buffalo Seminary, or Sem, is located at 205 Bidwell Parkway in the historic Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y. Founded in 1851, Sem is Western New York’s only independent high school for girls, and the only all-girls school in the area with a residential program. We offer an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory curriculum and are a member of The New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). To learn more, visit www.BuffaloSeminary.org.