Link Round Up: Citizen

Claudia Rankine will be reading at Concordia University on March 10th, 2017. Recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. David Hammons is the creator is In the Hood (1993), the artwork featured on the cover of Rankine's Citizen and pictured … Continue reading Link Round Up: Citizen

Audio Archive: Roxane Gay & Rachel Zellers

Writing these essays was of acknowledging my existence that you just don't see written about all too often. The black experience is often times limited to a one very specific type of story and I think that we have to broaden our cultural understanding of what it means to be black. –Roxane Gay talking about Bad … Continue reading Audio Archive: Roxane Gay & Rachel Zellers

The Devil You Know: Writers Read in Conversation with Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Writers Read: Elisabeth, The Devil You Know introduces us to a character that I can imagine reoccurring in other narratives. Are you tempted to write a series of literary thrillers? Elisabeth de Mariaffi: I certainly didn't set out to start a series with The Devil You Know. To be honest, I didn't even really know I … Continue reading The Devil You Know: Writers Read in Conversation with Elisabeth de Mariaffi

The Line Break: An Interview with Mary Ruefle

The 2015-2016 season of Writers Read continues with a Master class and a reading by Mary Ruefle on September 25th, 2015. Join us! An interview, suggestions for writing exercises, and a reading from Mary Ruefle in which she reminds us that "there are people who forget that writing is a joyful activity." From the Campus Poetry School, Culture Laser … Continue reading The Line Break: An Interview with Mary Ruefle

The Poet Thinks With Her Poem: An Interview With Rae Armantrout

Rae Armantrout, born in California in 1947, is part of the first generation of West Coast Language poets. Armantrout has published several books of poetry, including: Versed (2009), which earned the Pulitzer Prize in 2010; Next Life (2007), selected by The New York Times as one of the most notable books of 2007; Up to … Continue reading The Poet Thinks With Her Poem: An Interview With Rae Armantrout