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New Writing Series Winter 2023 

Fanny Howe & Rae Armantrout -- Wednesday, January 25, 2023 -- Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5:00 pm

Fanny Howe

Rae Armantrout

Fanny Howe has written many novels, collections of poetry and essays. She is Professor Emerita at UCSD and has won a Lannan award for Lifetime Achievement and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors. Her most recent publications were Love and I from Graywolf Press and Manimal Woe from Arrowsmith.

Writing for the Poetry Foundation, David Woo says that Rae Armantrout’s recent book Finalists (Wesleyan 2022) “emanates the radiant astonishment of living thought.” Her 2018 book, Wobble, was a finalist for the National Book Award that year. Her other books with Wesleyan include Partly: New and Selected Poems, Just Saying, Money Shot and Versed. In 2010 Versed won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and The National Book Critics Circle Award. Retired from UC San Diego where she was professor of poetry and poetics. She is the current judge of the Yale Younger Poets Prize.

Meeting URL:

Meeting ID: 954 6925 2268
Password: 309362 

Bojan Louis -- Wednesday, February 8, 2023 -- PEB (Public Engagement Building) 721 at 5:00 pm

Bojan Louis

Bojan Louis is Diné of the Naakai dine’é, born for the Áshííhí. He is the author of the short-story collection Sinking Bell (Graywolf Press 2022), the poetry collection Currents (BkMk Press 2017), and the nonfiction chapbook Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona (The Guillotine Series 2012). His work can also be found in Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, Native Voices Anthology, and The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature. His honors include a MacDowell Fellowship and he is the recipient of a 2018 American Book Award. In addition to teaching at the Institute for American Indian Arts, Louis is an assistant professor in the Creative Writing MFA and American Indian Studies programs at the University of Arizona.

Meeting URL:

Meeting ID: 932 5008 6511
Password: 331129 

Elisabeth Houston -- Wednesday, February 15, 2023 -- Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5:00 pm

Elisabeth Houston

Elisabeth Houston is an artist and writer; she is also known as EL_S_TH H__ST_ON and also known as "baby" or "not ever baby." Standard American English, a book of experimental poetry, recently came out from Litmus Press. Video, text, and live performance are key components of the baby series, which investigates cyberspace, gender, race, and violence. Houston performs throughout the United States and internationally; she lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Cal-State LA. 

*This is an in-person event and will not be available on Zoom.

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum -- Wednesday, March 8, 2023 -- PEB (Public Engagement Building) 721 at 5:00 pm

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is the author of two novels—Ms. Hempel Chronicles, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Madeleine Is Sleeping, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize—and a story collection, Likes. Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Tin House, and The Best American Short Stories. The recipient of an O. Henry Award, a Whiting Award, and an NEA Fellowship, she was named one of “20 Under 40” fiction writers by The New Yorker. She lives in Los Angeles.

Meeting URL:

Meeting ID: 971 7256 5640
Password: 021978 

The New Writing Series is brought to you by the Literature Department and the School of Arts and Humanities

The New Writing Series thanks the Department of Visual Arts for providing us with the SME Presentation Space

For more information contact Professor Brandon Som.