• Lawrence Clayton Poets & Writers Speaker Series

    Frannie Lindsay

    Poet

    Frannie Lindsay's newest volume of poetry, Mayweed, is the 2009 winner of the Washington Prize (The Word Works, 2010). Her previous books are Lamb, (Perugia Press, 2006) and Where She Always Was (May Swensen Award, Utah State University Press, 2004). She is the 2008 winner of the Missouri Review Prize.

    Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Yale Review, Field, The Harvard Review, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Southern Humanities Review, Poetry International, and many other journals. They have also been featured in Ted Kooser’s column “American Life in Poetry” and on Poetry Daily and Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac (National Public Radio).

    She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MacDowell and Millay Colonies, and Yaddo.

    She earned her B.A.. from Russell Sage College (New York) and her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (U of Iowa). She grew up in a musical family. Her mother was a concert violinist, and Frannie is a classical pianist. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts, with her two retired greyhounds.

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