Eduardo C. Corral Poetry Reading

Thursday, February 13

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The UNCW Department of English, in partnership with Centro Hispano, the Honors College, and the Department of World Languages and Cultures, hosts poet Eduardo C. Corral for a public reading of his work. Corral is the author of the forthcoming Guillotine (Graywolf Press). He was the first Latinx poet to be selected for the prestigious Yale Younger Poets Series for his 2012 collection Slow Lightning.

Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, 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. In 2016, he won the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. He teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and is currently a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.

Poet and scholar Jessica Q. Stark will also read from her work. She writes poetry reviews for Carolina Quarterly and is an assistant poetry editor for AGNI. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Duke University where she teaches about poetry, comics and popular culture.

The free event is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 in King Hall auditorium.