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An Evening of Lyric Memoir/Poetic Autobiography: Maggie Nelson and Rebecca Reilly

An Evening of Lyric Memoir/Poetic Autobiography: Maggie Nelson and Rebecca Reilly

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

Maggie Nelson is the author of five books of nonfiction and four books of poetry. Her most recent book is The Argonauts, a work of "autotheory" about gender, sexuality, sodomitical maternity, queer family, and the limitations and possibilities of language, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in May 2015. Her 2011 book of art and cultural criticism, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (W. W. Norton), was featured on the front cover of the Sunday Book Review of the New York Times, as well as named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Editors’ Choice. Her other nonfiction books include The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (2011), Bluets (2009), Other True Abstractions (2007) and The Red Parts: A Memoir (2007). Her poetry books include Something Bright, Then Holes (2007); Jane: A Murder (2005; finalist, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of Memoir), The Latest Winter (2003), and Shiner (2001).

She has taught literature and writing at Wesleyan University, Pratt Institute of Art, and the New School Graduate Writing Program; in 2005 she joined the faculty of the School of Critical Studies at CalArts, where she now teaches.
 
Rebecca Reilly is the author of Repetition, a poetry memoir, published by Four Way Books in Spring 2015. She teaches writing at The New School, where she was a founding editor of LIT, and has taught at The University of Paris, Nanterre, and Parsons Paris.

Moderated by Mark Bibbins, faculty, Writing Program.

Order Maggie's book HERE and Rebecca's book HERE.

Sponsored by the MFA Creative Writing Program.



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