On Monday, February 17, poet Eduardo C. Corral will give a reading at The Poetry Center on the second floor of the Humanities Building at 5:15 pm. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the reading; his books will be available for purchase. This event is open to the public.
Corral earned degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. It was also chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry books published in 2012.
Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history, and careful exploration of sexuality, Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A CantoMundo Fellow, he has held the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. He lives in New York City.