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Heginbotham Lecture: Poet Matt Rasmussen

November 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Minnesota poet Matt Rasmussen will be the featured speaker at Concordia University, St. Paul’s 2022 Heginbotham Literary Lecture, Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., in the Buetow Music Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Online live streaming is also available for this event:

Matt Rasmussen’s Black Aperture, won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, and was named a finalist for the National Book Award. He’s been the awarded the Holmes National Poetry Prize and a Pushcart Prize, as well as grants and fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Corporation of Yaddo, the Loft Literary Center, the Jerome Foundation, the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, and the McKnight Foundation. Rasmussen is also a co-founder of the independent poetry press Birds, LLC. He teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College and lives in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. 

Presented by CSP’s Department of English and Modern Languages and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Heginbotham Literary Lecture Series is made possible by private donors who established an endowment to honor Dr. Eleanor Heginbotham and her distinguished record of teaching and scholarship at Concordia University as well as her many contributions to the literary community in the Twin Cities.

Dr. Heginbotham is a professor emeritus of English and Modern Languages at CSP, an award-winning Emily Dickinson expert, and a Senior Fulbright Scholar who served at Concordia for 10 years until her retirement in 2004.


November 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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