Visiting Writers Series: Gregory Pardlo

Connelly Auditorium

The University of the Arts' Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing program and features acclaimed contemporary writers who will visit campus each year. These distinguished poets, novelists, short story writers and screenwriters will give readings – all of which are free and open to the public – and meet with students in the Creative Writing major to discuss issues of craft and the writing life.

This reading features Gregory Pardlo, whose collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Digest was also shortlisted for the 2015 NAACP Image Award and was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. Pardlo's other honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection, Totem, was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is also the author of Air Traffic, a memoir in essays forthcoming from Knopf. Born in Philadelphia, Pardlo now teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Camden and lives with his family in Brooklyn.

Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

This event is part of a series celebrating the University's 140th Anniversary.









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