Enjoy an evening of intimate conversations about home, language, and imagining a better world
Step inside the world of books and get a view straight from the desks of our authors and editors. Join Graywolf Press and four of our outstanding writers as they welcome us into their homes for an evening of conversations about place and imagination during this unprecedented moment in history.
The Graywolf Literary Salon will feature Natalie Diaz (Postcolonial Love Poem), Roy G. Guzmán (Catrachos), Khaled Mattawa (Fugitive Atlas), and Kevin Young (Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News).
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About the Authors
NATALIE DIAZ is the author of Postcolonial Love Poem, a finalist for the Forward Prize, and When My Brother Was an Aztec, winner of an American Book Award. She has received many honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Artist Fellowship, and a United States Artists Fellowship. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe.
ROY G. GUZMÁN is the author of Catrachos, and has received a 2019 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. Raised in Miami, they live in Minneapolis.
KHALED MATTAWA is the author of five collections of poetry and is the translator of eleven books of contemporary Arabic poetry. He has been awarded several Pushcart Prizes and the PEN Award for Literary Translation, as well as a Guggenheim and a MacArthur fellowship. His forthcoming collection, Fugitive Atlas, will be published in October 2020.
KEVIN YOUNG is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, including The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, and Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts & Fake News, longlisted for the National Book Award. He is also the editor of African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, appearing September. Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and poetry editor of the New Yorker, he was named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2020.
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Graywolf Literary Salon
Thursday, October 8, 2020