The annual CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series continues this month with poet Eduardo C. Corral, the first Latino recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize.
There will be two opportunities to hear Corral on Tuesday, October 18. He will be reading from his award-winning book of poetry, “Slow Lightning,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. He will also be giving a craft talk titled, “The Triggering World: Using the Senses to Generate Language,” in Black Hall room 151 at noon on the same day. Both events are free and open to the public. Corral’s book will be available for sale courtesy of the Wildcat Shop after the 7:30 p.m. reading.
Corral is visiting as part of CWU’s annual social justice dialogue on immigration and migration. Weaving seamlessly between Spanish and English, Corral’s first book of poetry, “Slow Lightning,” examines migration, racism, homosexuality, and the identities that arise in borderlands.
Corral has also received the Discovery/The Nation award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, the Whiting Award, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been featured in “Best American Poetry 2012,” “New England Review,” and “Ploughshares.” He is currently the writer-in-residence at North Carolina State University.
This event is sponsored by CWU College of Arts and Humanities, Department of English, Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Karen Gookin, and the Wildcat Shop.
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