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Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos

Sep 16

Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, whose “electrifying prose and unremitting honesty” Kirkus Reviews said, “expertly captures grace within depravity.” Among other places, she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Anderson Cooper Live, CNN, The Atlantic and Tin House online, Guernica, and New York magazine.  Her writing has been published and anthologized widely including in Glamour, Kenyon Review, Post Road, Hunger Mountain, Salon, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, New York Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education Review.  She has taught writing at Purchase College, The New School, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, Utica College, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, among other places, and is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Monmouth University.

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Visiting Writers: Louise Gluck

Apr 24

Visiting Writers: Louise Gluck 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Louise Glück is one of America’s finest contemporary poets. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Glück is a former Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of a dozen widely acclaimed books. Stephen Dobyns, writing in the New York Times Book Review, said “no American poet writes better than Louise Glück, perhaps none can lead us so deeply into our own nature.” Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass has called her “one of the purest and most accomplished lyric poets now writing.”

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Natalie Diaz

Apr 17-18

Natalie Diaz 

Wilson Auditorium - 11 AM

Native American poet Natalie Diaz will speak about the language revitalization program at Fort Mojave, her home reservation, where she works with the last Elder speakers of the Mojave language.

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Poet Richard Blanco

Mar 25

Poet Richard Blanco 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

President Obama's Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco was made in Cuba, assembled in Spain, and imported to the United States—meaning his mother, 7 months pregnant, and the rest of the family arrived as exiles from Cuba to Madrid where he was born. Only 45 days later, the family emigrated once more and settled in Miami. His acclaimed first book of poetry, City of a Hundred Fires, explores the yearnings and negotiation of cultural identity as a Cuban- American, and received the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize. His second book, Directions to The Beach of the Dead, won the Beyond Margins Award from the PEN American Center for its continued exploration of the universal themes of cultural identity and homecoming.

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Anna Journey

Nov 14

Anna Journey 

Wilson Hall - 4:30 PM

Anna Journey is the author of the poetry collections Vulgar Remedies (Louisiana State University Press, 2013) and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), which was selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, FIELD, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Her creative nonfiction appears or is forthcoming in At Length, Better, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She’s received fellowships in poetry from Yaddo and the National Endowment for the Arts, and she teaches creative writing in Pacific University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program.

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Jan Beatty

Oct 16

Jan Beatty 

Wilson Hall - 4:30 PM

Jan Beatty’s fourth full-length book, The Switching/Yard, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in February, 2013. A limited edition chapbook, Ravage, was published by Lefty Blondie Press in 2012. Other books include Red Sugar, finalist for the 2009 Paterson Poetry Prize; Boneshaker, finalist, Milton Kessler Award; Mad River, Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize—all published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her chapbook, Ravenous, won the 1995 State Street Prize.

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Katie Ford

Sep 19

Katie Ford 

Wilson Hall - 4:30 PM

Katie Ford is the author of Deposition, Colosseum, and the forthcoming Blood Lyrics (Graywolf Press, 2014). Ford is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Prize. Colosseum was named among the “Best Books of 2008” by Publishers Weekly and the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and many other journals. She teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, the novelist Josh Emmons, and their young daughter.

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Visiting Arts Lecture: Jen Davis

Apr 16

Visiting Arts Lecture: Jen Davis 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Jen Davis is a New York based photographer. For the past 11 years she has been working on a series of Self-Portrait’s dealing with issues regarding beauty, identity, and body image. An accomplished photographer, she received her MFA from Yale University and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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Mary Gaitskill

Mar 12

Mary Gaitskill 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Mary Gaitskill is famous for her novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica, which was nominated for the 2005 National Book Award.

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Fall Poetry Festival

Nov 17

Fall Poetry Festival 

Bey Hall - 9 AM

The day will consist of readings by nationally known poets, some of whom will conduct poetry workshops for participants. The keynote readers will be Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn and Cave Canem Fellow Rachel Eliza Griffiths. Stephen Dunn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Different Hours.

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Meena Alexander

Oct 16

Meena Alexander 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Meena Alexander considered one of the foremost Indian poets of her generation. Editor of Indian Love Poems and author of several other publications, her memoir Fault Lines was picked as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year.

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Josh Emmons

Sep 19

Josh Emmons 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Josh Emmons has written the novels “Prescription for a Superior Existence” and “The Loss of Leon Meed" and has also been given an honorable mention in "The Best American Non-required Reading.

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Visiting Writer: Naomi Shihab Nye

Apr 10

Visiting Writer: Naomi Shihab Nye 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Author and/or editor of more than 25 volumes or poetry, Naomi Shihab Nye will read selections from her work.

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Natasha Trethewey

Mar 22

Natasha Trethewey 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Natasha Trethewey is author of Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; Native Guard, for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize; Bellocq’s Ophelia, which was named a Notable Book for 2003 by the American Library Association; and Domestic Work

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Liliana Ursu

Feb 23

Liliana Ursu 

Magill Commons - 4:30 PM

Liliana Ursu Thursday, February 23 at 4 30 Club Rooms 107 108, Magill Commons Liliana Ursu, internationally acclaimed Romanian poet, was born in Sibiu, Romania, in 1949. Ursu has published eight books of poetry in Romanian. Her first book in English, The Sky

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