Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TONIGHT @RPI, African American Poet Gregory Pardlo

 
April 12 (Wednesday):  Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
Reading and McKinney Writing Contest Award — 8:00 p.m., Biotech Auditorium,
Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building, Rensselaer (RPI), Troy


Gregory Pardlo
received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Digest (2014), his second published collection. The Pulitzer committee described Pardlo’s work as “Clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private.” Poet Campbell McGrath said the poems in Digest “…delight the ear, encourage the heart, and nourish the brain.” Pardlo won the American Poetry Review Honickman First Book Prize for his collection Totem (2007). He is also the author of Air Traffic, a memoir in essays forthcoming from Knopf.

Sponsored by Rensselaer’s 76th Annual McKinney Writing Contest and Reading; Vollmer W. Fries Lecture; Department of Communication and Media; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Rensselaer Union; Friends of the Folsom Library; Poets & Writers; and the Writers Institute

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