Friday, Feb. 19, 2015

UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Poets Ralph Angel and Andy Young

Two accomplished poets will visit campus next month at the invitation of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop. Poets Ralph Angel and Andy Young will read their work on Wednesday, March 4. The readings will be followed by a Q&A, booksigning, and brief reception. 

Join Us!

The UNO Creative Writing Workshop will host readings by poets Ralph Angel and Andy Young at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at the UNO Lakeside Campus, Liberal Arts Building, Room 140

The reading will be followed by a Q&A, booksigning, and brief reception. All are welcome.

Angel’s latest collection, Your Moon, received the 2013 Green Rose Poetry Prize, an annual award sponsored by the University of West Michigan that is open to poets writing in English who have published one or more full-length collections of poetry.

Angel's Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems 1986-2006 received the 2007 PEN USA Poetry Award, and his Neither World won the James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets.

In addition to publishing five books of poetry, Angel has also published an award-winning translation of the Federico García Lorca collection, Poema del cante jondo / Poem of the Deep Song. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including a gift from the Elgin Cox Trust, a Pushcart Prize, a Gertrude Stein Award, the Willis Barnstone Poetry Translation Prize, a Fulbright Foundation fellowship and the Bess Hokin Award of the Modern Poetry Association.

He lives in Los Angeles, and is Edith R. White Distinguished Professor at the University of Redlands, and a member of the MFA in Writing faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

Young, who grew up in southern West Virginia, has spent most of her adult life in New Orleans working at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Together with her partner, Khaled Hegazzi, she translates poetry from the Arabic and founded Meena, a bilingual literary journal, in 2005.

For the last two years Young has lived in Egypt, where she worked at the American University in Cairo and documented the revolution in essays, poems and photographs. A graduate of the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, her writing has been published in three chapbooks, publications in Lebanon, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico and throughout the United States.

Her work also been featured in Pasion Flamenca’s play Flamenclorico: Lore of the Miners, performed at the Joyce Theater. Her work has appeared in Public Radio International’s “The World,” the jewelry designs of Jeanine Payer, in Santa Fe’s public buses, SUNY’s Drawn from Disaster exhibit and Paul Chan’s Tree of Life project for the New Museum.

Young's first full-length collection, All Night It Is Morning, was published in 2014.

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