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Poetry Reading: Fanny Howe

MIT Building 56, Room 154 Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Fanny Howe's most recent collection of poetry is Second Childhood from Graywolf Press. She was a Finalist for the National Book Award.

Poetry Reading: Mark Pawlak

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

An M.I.T. alumnus (B.S. Physics, 1970), Mark Pawlak is the author of nine poetry collections and the editor of six anthologies.

Poetry Reading: Stephen Tapscott and Erica Funkhouser

MIT Building 56, Room 154 Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Stephen Tapscott lives in Cambridge and is a professor (Literature) at MIT, and Erica Funkhouser’s newest book of poems, Post and Rail, was the recipient of the 2017 Idaho Prize and is due out in print this April.

Poetry Reading: Pulitzer Prize winner Tyehimba Jess

MIT Building 3, Room 133 33 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry.

Poetry reading: Troy Jollimore and Heather Altfeld

MIT Building 2, Room 105 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Troy Jollimore is a poet, philosopher, and literary critic. His first collection of poetry, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the National Book Critics Circle award for poetry in 2006. Heather Altfeld's latest book, The Disappearing Theatre, won the Poets at Work Book Prize

Poetry Reading: Raquel Salas Rivera

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country) from Birds, LLC and the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their book x/ex/exis.

Poetry Reading: David Rivard

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 124 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

David Rivard’s most recent book, Standoff, received the 2017 PEN New England Award in Poetry and was listed by The New Yorker in its “Books We Loved in 2016” roundup.

The William Corbett Poetry Series

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

The inaugural event, featuring poets Ruth Lepson, Keith Jones, Daniel Bouchard, Fanny Howe, Roland Pease, Michael Franco, Patrick Pritchett, Ed Barrett.

Andrea Cohen: The William Corbett Poetry Series

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Andrea Cohen is the author of six poetry collections, including, most recently Nightshade and Unfathoming.

Joan Naviyuk Kane: The William Corbett Poetry Series

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

A 2019-2020 Hilles Bush Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Joan Naviyuk Kane was a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry.

David Thorburn: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Livestream MA

David Thorburn has been a teacher of literature for 57 years, 46 of them at MIT where he is Professor of Literature and Comparative Media and Director Emeritus of the MIT Communications Forum. Knots is his first book of poetry.

Charles North: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Livestream MA

Charles North's New and Selected Poems What It Is Like headed NPR’s Best Poetry Books of the Year. Among many other awards, he has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Poets Foundation Award.

L.S. McKee: The William Corbett Poetry Series

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

L.S. McKee is a lecturer in WRAP at MIT. Her poetry has appeared in Narrative, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, Best New Poets, Cincinnati Review, The Georgia Review, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere.

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram: The William Corbett Poetry Series

MIT Building 56, Room 114 Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is the author of Travesty Generator, a book of computational poetry that received the Poetry Society of America’s 2020 Anna Rabinowitz prize for interdisciplinary work and longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry.