Terry Kennedy & Bob Watson

MFA Writing Program Assistant Director Terry Kennedy with Bob Watson

Robert Watson has published five poetry collections, most recently The Pendulum: New and Selected Poems. He is also the author of two novels, Three Sides of the Mirror and Lily Lang, and has won many honors, among them awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He taught at Williams College, the John Hopkins University, and, for many years, at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he co-founded both the MFA Writing Program and The Greensboro Review.

Excerpt from Letter of Support for Jackson Library's Application for the Designation of Literary Landmark

The writers of UNCG, both faculty and students, and also the citizens of Greensboro, have had for many decades... a wonderful resource in thelibrary, especially the Special Collections Department and the Jarrell Lecture Hall, where many of the last century's major literary figures have lectured and read from their works. These include Robert Frost, Robert Lowell, Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Robert Penn Warren, John Crowe Ransom, Peter and Eleanor Ross Taylor and, of course, on many occasions Randall Jarrell. And many, many more equally distinguished writers.

- Robert Watson