R168. The Futures of Documentary and Investigative Poetries
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am
Philip Metres is the author and translator of a number of books, including Shrapnel Maps, Sand Opera, Pictures at an Exhibition, and To See the Earth. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry, has garnered a Lannan Fellowship, two NEAs, two Arab American book awards, and the Hunt Prize.
Solmaz Sharif is the author of Look, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Granta, The New Republic, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.
Erika Meitner is the author of five books of poems, including Holy Moly Carry Me, which won the 2018 National Jewish Book award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. She is an associate professor of English and creative writing program director at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the author of four poetry books and the coeditor of four anthologies. He is an associate professor and director of the creative writing program in the English department at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa.
Tyehimba Jess' Olio won the Pulitzer Prize, Anisfield-Wolf, Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award and recognition from the BCALA. His first book, Leadbelly, won the National Poetry Series. A NEA, Whiting, Guggenheim and Lannan Foundation Award winner, he teaches at College of Staten Island.