UW News

June 23, 2005

Matchett to read

William Matchett, professor emeritus of English and former longtime editor of the journal Modern Language Quarterly, will read from and sign copies of Elementary, a new book of poems, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at the University Book Store.

Matchett retired from the UW in 1982 but continued teaching and writing after that. He is the author of two other books of poetry, The Water Ouzel and Fireweed as well as the work Shakespeare and Forgiveness. He also has written stories, articles and other criticism, and his work has appeared in dozens of magazines, include The New Yorker, Saturday Review of Literature, Harper’s and The New Republic.