February Events

Wednesday, Feb 5, 6:30pm
Queens, NY

LITERARY LEGACIES:
Lynn Emanuel & Terrance Hayes



Literary Legacies explores issues of influence among noteworthy contemporary poets. This latest installment of the series pairs former teacher and student, Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes, to read from their work and discuss their cross-generational conversation. Moderated by Queens College MFA alumna Zakia Henderson-Brown.

Lynn Emanuel is the author of Noose and Hook (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), Then, Suddenly— (1999), The Dig (1992), and Hotel Fiesta (1984). She has received the Eric Matthieu King Award from the Academy of American Poets and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Terrance Hayes is the author of Wind in a Box (Penguin 2006), Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999) and Lighthead (2010). Among his awards and honors are the National Book Award in 2010, a Whiting Writers Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He is a Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Co-sponsored by the Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Admission is free.

Queens College
Godwin Ternbach Museum
Klapper Hall

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Thursday, Feb 13, 7:30pm
New Orleans, LA

THE NEW SALON AT TULANE UNIVERSITY:
READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Roger Sedarat with Peter Cooley



Roger Sedarat
 is the author of Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, which won Ohio University Press's Hollis Summers Prize, and Ghazal Games (Ohio University, 2011). He teaches creative writing in the MFA program at Queens College, City University of New York. He also teaches and writes on 19th and 20th century American literature and Middle Eastern-American literature.

Co-sponsored by Tulane University.

Admission is free. Reception to follow.

Tulane University
Freeman Auditorium
Woldenberg Art Center

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Thursday, Feb 20, 7:00pm
New York, NY

THE NEW SALON AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Cathy Park Hong with Deborah Landau



Cathy Park Hong
 is the author of Translating Mo'um (2002), Dance Dance Revolution (2007), and Engine Empire (2013). Among her awards and honors are a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Village Voice Fellowship for Minority Reporters.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street

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Thursday, Feb 27, 4:30pm
Seattle, WA

READING AND CONVERSATION at AWP
Elizabeth Alexander & Frank Bidart, with Alice Quinn


Elizabeth Alexander
is the author of Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 (Graywolf Press, 2010), American Sublime (2005), Antebellum Dream Book (2001), Body of Life (1996), and The Venus Hottentot (1990). She has received the Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John S. Guggenheim Foundation. She was President Barack Obama's first Inaugural Poet.

Frank Bidart is the author of numerous books of poetry including Metaphysical Dog (2013), nominated for the National Book Award, In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-90 (1990), Desire (1997), Music Like Dirt (2002), Star Dust (2005), Watching the Spring Festival (2008), and, most recently, Metaphysical Dog (2013). He co-edited Robert Lowell's Collected Poems (2003) with David Gewanter, and his chapbook, Music Like Dirt, is the only chapbook to be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Since 1972, he has taught at Wellesley College.

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
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