Saint Louis University

The Sheila Nolan Whalen Reading Series, sponsored by the English department, will host its first event of the semester at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Sinquefield Stateroom in DuBourg Hall.

Jennifer Moxley will be reading her poetry. She is, most recently, the author of Clampdown, a volume of poetry, and There Are Things We Live Among: Essays on the Object World.

In The Nation, Ange Mlinko describes Clampdown as "poems that spill over with terror and bitterness, high lyricism and lust . . . The figure she cuts is as erect and austere as a gnomon; the shadow she casts will be long."

Born and raised in San Diego, Moxley teaches at the University of Maine in Orono.