Rachel Hadas, Adjunct Faculty

Rachel Hadas (Poetry Workshop) studied classics at Harvard, poetry at Johns Hopkins, and comparative literature at Princeton. Between college and graduate school she spent four years in Greece, an experience that surfaces in much of her work. Since 1981 she has taught in the English Department of the Newark campus of Rutgers University. She also has taught at Columbia and Princeton and served on the faculty of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the West Chester Poetry Conference. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant, and an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Hadas is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and translations. She most recently co-edited The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present; her latest book of poems is The Ache of Appetite. Her memoir about her husband’s illness was published in 2011: Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry.

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