Archive: Past Guests

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University. Her first poetry c

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  • Mai Der Vang

    Mai Der Vang is the author of Afterland (Graywolf, 2017) which received the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Virginia Quarterl

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  • Tyehimba Jess

    Copley Formal Lounge at 8:00 PM

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  • Hari Kunzru

    Born in London, Hari Kunzru is the author of the novel White Tears (Knopf, 2017). He is also the author of The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions, and Gods Without Men, as well as a short st

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  • Helon Habila

    Helon Habila was born in Nigeria and studied English Language and Literature at the University of Jos. His most recent book is The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in N

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  • Layli Long Soldier

    Layli Long Soldier received a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Bard College. She is the author of WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Her ot

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  • Peter Balakian

    Peter Balakian, was born on June 13, 1951 in Teaneck, NJ.   He is the author of Ozone Journal (University of Chicago Press), winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Balakian is also author

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  • Lloyd Schwartz

    Lloyd Schwartz was born on November 29, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1962 and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1976. Schwartz’s m

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  • Kaia Sand

    Portland, Oregon-based Kaia Sand is a poet and teacher as well as the current co-artist-in-residence at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center.

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  • Laura Tohe

    Diné (Navajo) poet, writer, and librettist Laura Tohe grew up in New Mexico and received her BA from the University of New Mexico.

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