F237. A Reading & Conversation with Rigoberto González, Marilyn Nelson, & D.A. Powell, Sponsored by the Poetry Society of America

Petree Hall, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One
Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Three acclaimed contemporary poets, Rigoberto González (PSA Shelley Memorial Award, 2011), Marilyn Nelson (PSA Frost Medalist, 2014), and D.A. Powell (PSA Shelley Memorial Award, 2015), read from their work, followed by a conversation moderated by PSA Executive Director Alice Quinn.



Alice Quinn is executive director of the Poetry Society of America, the nation's oldest poetry organization, which copresents Poetry in Motion with transit systems in New York and other American cities. She was poetry editor at the New Yorker from 1987–2007 and at Alfred A. Knopf from 1976–1986.

Rigoberto González is the author of thirteen books. He is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, winner of the American Book Award, the Poetry Center Book Award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark.

Marilyn Nelson, a three-time National Book Award finalist and the recipient of the 2012 Frost Medal, is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets as well as poet in residence of the American Poets Corner at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Her most recently published books are My Seneca Village and American Ace.

D.A. Powell is the author of five poetry collections, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. Powell attended Sonoma State University and the University of Iowa. He has taught at both institutions, as well as Harvard University, Columbia University, Stanford University, and Davidson College. Repast: Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails, a reissue of Powell’s first three collections, was recently published. He teaches at the University of San Francisco.


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