From Sophia Franchi GRAD:
Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. His other honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in publications including Best American Poetry 2012, Beloit Poetry Journal, Huizache, Jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry Northwest. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he is currently the
Described by Junot Díaz as “wise and immense,” Slow Lightning invokes the work of Federico García Lorca, Félix González Torres, Robert Hayden, and Gloria Anzaldúa. The collection was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and the Kenyon Review called it an exploration of “the shadowy borderlands of both gay and Chicano identity.” With Corral’s poems, writes Carl Phillips, “we can make of what would blind us a conduit for changed vision.”at North Carolina State University.Writer-in-Residence at
North Carolina State University.
Date: Wednesday, November 11
Time: 8 PM
Place: Russell House, 350 High Street