Homecoming: Pitt MFA Alumni Poets. Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the author of Paper Pavilion, a recipient of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Motton Book Award, Notes from a Missing Person, and the forthcoming Interrogation Room. She has received grants from the Daesan Foundation, Intermedia Arts, and Minnesota State Arts Board. Currently co-editing an anthology of auto-critical writing, Kwon Dobbs is associate professor of English and program director of Race and Ethnic Studies at St. Olaf College. Jonathan Moody, a Cave Canem graduate fellow, is the author of The Doomy Poems and Olympic Butter Gold, which won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. Kristin Naca’s collection, Bird Eating Bird, a National Poetry Series winner, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary and Publisher's Triangle Awards. She has been awarded fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Bread Loaf. She teaches in the Macondo Writers Workshop, founded by Sandra Cisneros. Aaron Smith is the author of three books of poetry: Blue on Blue Ground, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, Appetite, a finalist for Paterson Poetry Prize and an NPR Best Book, and Primer. His chapbooks are Men in Groups and What's Required, winner of the Frank O'Hara Prize. A three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, he is the recipient of grants from the Vermont Studio and the New York Foundation for the Arts. 7pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.
Location and Address
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (room 125)