Award-winning poet A. Van Jordan begins Hofstra’s Great Writers, Great Readings Series spring 2017 season on Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. Jordan, who has published four books of poetry – The Cineaste, Quantum Lyrics, M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, and Rise – will read selections of his work and sign copies of his books at the Guthart Theater, 1st floor, Axinn Library, South Campus.
Jordan’s most recent book, The Cineaste, marries his love of film with poetry in pieces that re-examine a wide range of seminal films such as Nosferatu, The Homesteader, Run Lola Run, and Oldboy through the perspectives of both the voyeur and the character onscreen. Jordan is the recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Lannan Literary Award, and the Whiting Writers’ Award, as well as fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and United States Artists, among others. He currently teaches in Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers and serves as the Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor at Rutgers University–Newark.
Great Writers, Great Readings is sponsored by the English Department, the MFA in Creative Writing Program and the Hofstra Cultural Center. The next event in the series is New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean on April 5 at 6:30 p.m.