Programs And Events

PEN Out Loud: Layli Long Soldier & Claudia Rankine

March 1, 2019, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

PEN Out Loud: Layli Long Soldier & Claudia Rankine

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center

General Public 

Layli Long Soldier – winner of the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for her vital debut poetry collection WHEREAS – will be in conversation with award-winning poet Claudia Rankine, 2018 PEN/Jean Stein judge and author of Citizen: An American Lyric and forthcoming published play, The White Card. These two formidable poets will read from their work and then share more about their literary lineage, writing double consciousness, and their use of language to illuminate and excavate the past. Laura Cronk from the Creative Writing Program at the New School will provide the opening remarks.

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Presented in collaboration with PEN America, the Academy of American Poets, the Creative Writing Program at The New School.

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