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2014 Fall Semester at the Lit House

Date: August 13, 2014
Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay, featuring: Maggie Nelson (10/21/14), Ander Monson 11/4/14), and Lia Purpura (11/13/14)


Maggie Nelson is the author of four books of nonfiction, most recently The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (WW Norton, 2011; named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times), and a meditation on the color blue, Bluets (Wave Books, 2009). She is also the author of four books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005; finalist, the PEN Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir). Her next book, a work of autobiography and theory provisionally titled The Argonauts, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2015.


Ander MonsonAnder Monson is the author of a number of paraphernalia including a website, a decoder wheel, several chapbooks, as well as five books, most recently Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2010) and The Available World (Sarabande Books, 2010), and Letter to a Future Lover (Graywolf, 2015). His work has appeared in The New York Times and the Best American Essays series twice, as well as in many magazines and journals.


Lia PurpuraLia Purpura the author of seven collections of essays, poems and translations, most recently, Rough Likeness (essays) and King Baby (poems). Her honors include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, National Endowment for the Arts and Fulbright Fellowships, three Pushcart prizes, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Nonfiction, and the Beatrice Hawley, and Ohio State University Press awards in poetry. Recent work appears in AGNI, Field, The Georgia Review, Orion, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Best American Essays, andelsewhere.

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