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Muhlenberg College English Department to Host Visiting Poets


Muhlenberg College’s English Department will host a poetry conference on campus, featuring Eduardo C. Corral, Tarfia Faizullah and Ishion Hutchinson.

Friday, January 30, 2015 03:43 PM

The conference will comprise two public events: a panel discussion titled "Invocation & Provocation" on February 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.; and a poetry reading on February 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Both events will be held in Moyer Hall, Miller Forum, and are free and open to the public.

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He's the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. He lives in New York City.

Bangladeshi-American poet, educator, and editor Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam (SIU 2014) and Register of Eliminated Villages (Graywolf 2017). She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, scholarships and fellowships from Kundiman, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, Vermont Studio Center, and other honors. Recent poems appear in Poetry Magazine, New England Review, Oxford American, jubilat, and elsewhere. Tarfia is the Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professor of Poetry in the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan and co-directs the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press and Video Series with Jamaal May.

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His poetry collection, Far District: Poems (2010), won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. Other honors include a Whiting Writers' Award, the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner Journal and the Academy of American Poets' Larry Levis Prize. He the Meringoff Sesquicentennial Fellow Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University and a contributing editor to the literary journal, Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art.