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Department of English WSU Visiting Writers Series

Haki R. Madhubuti, Poetry

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021  |  6:00 P.M.
YOUTUBE LIVE ONLY
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Haki R. Madhubuti is an award-winning poet, one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement, an essayist, educator, founder and publisher (Emeritus) of Third World Press (1967) and Third World Press Foundation. He is the author/editor of over thirty-six books of poetry and nonfiction including Don’t Cry, Scream (1969), Run Toward Fear: New Poems and a Poet’s Handbook (2004), YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet’s Life (2006); Liberation Narratives: New and Collected Poems 1967-2009 (2009), Honoring genius, Gwendolyn Brooks: The narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice (2011); and the best-selling Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? (1991). A long-time community activist and institution builder, Madhubuti is a co-founder of the Institute of Positive Education and its three schools in Chicago. He retired in 2011 after a forty-two-year distinguished teaching career that included Cornell University, Howard University, Chicago State University where he was appointed its first University Distinguished Professor and was the founding Director of its MFA Program in Creative Writing, and DePaul University, where he served as the last Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor. Madhubuti’s most recent books are, Taking Bullets: Terrorism and Black Life in Twenty-First Century America (2016), co-editor of Not Our President: New Directions From the Pushed Out, the Others, and the Clear Majority in Trump’s Stolen America (2017) and Taught By Women: Poems As Resistance Language New And Selected (2020).

Common Reading credit available.

Haki R. Madhubuti’s visit is supported by the English Department at WSU Vancouver.


Brian Blanchfield, Prose

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021  |  5:30 P.M.
IN PERSON – JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM OF ART
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
OR WATCH ON YOUTUBE LIVE

Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, including Proxies: Essays Near Knowing and A Several World, which received, respectively, a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction and the 2014 Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin Award.  His recent work appears in The Oxford American, Grand, Tin House, A Public Space, The Map Is Not the Territory, Northwest Review, Textual Practice, and Chicago Review.  A finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir and the recipient of fellowships from the Howard Foundation and the Idaho Council for the Arts, Blanchfield teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and directs the MFA writing program at the University of Idaho.

Common Reading credit available.

Don’t miss the exhibits on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art during Brian Blanchfield’s visit.

Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar

Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition

 


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Special thanks to our collaborators and sponsors: ASWSU, Landescapes, WSU Vancouver Department of English, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Academic Outreach and Innovation, Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, and WSU Common Reading Program. Gratitude to the Visiting Writer Series interns Adam Sindac, Megan McCormick, and Emma Moroles.


Congratulations to Jericho Brown, 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner!

Jericho was our last in-person visitor, held in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center in Spring 2020 on the WSU Pullman Campus

Snaps from previous events held in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on WSU Pullman Campus








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The WSU Visiting Writers Series brings noted poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction to campus for creative readings, class visits, workshops, and collaborative exchanges across intellectual and artistic disciplines.

For more information about the series, please contact DJ Lee, Cameron McGill, and Chelsea Ratzlaff.

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Previous Visiting Writers:

 

Debra Magpie Earling

Mahogany L. Browne

C.S. Giscombe

Major Jackson

Chigozie Obioma

Ryka Aoki

Ross Gay

Kelly Yang

Kayla Lightner

Anne Horowitz

Taryn Fagerness

Jericho Brown

Terese Marie Mailhot

Petra Kuppers

Crystal Wilkinson

Mita Mahato

Kaveh Akbar

Rachel Morgan

Carey Salerno

Vaughan Fielder

Ted Tremper

Greg Glazner

Pam Houston

Stephen Blackmoore

Curtis Bauer

Sharman Apt Russell

Kevin Willmott

Rebecca Gayle Howell

Brenda Hillman

Rick Bass

William Cronon

W. Scott Olson

Rebecca Brown

Cecil Giscombe

Kathleen Flenniken

David Gates

Eileen Myles

Afaa Michael Weaver

Ilya Kaminsky

Donald Revell

Claudia Keelan

Kevin Goodan

Rolf Potts

David Huddle

Galway Kinnell

Anne Waldman

Hoa Nguyen

Kate Greenstreet

Kaia Sand

Marilyn Chin

Xi Chuan

Rusty Morrison

Maryrose Larkin

Willis Barnstone

Ceiridwen Terrill

Ted Tremper

Dinah Lenney

Marcia Parlow

Terry Tempest Williams

Brooke Williams

Stephanie Lenox

H.K. Hummel

Justin Torres

Eileen Pollack