NC State Literary Readings 2012-2013
September 12 – Andy Duncan (fiction), 7:30 PM Studio Theater, Thompson Hall
Andy Duncan is an award-winning American science fiction and fantasy writer whose work frequently deals with Southern U.S. themes. His new fiction collection is The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories.
October 17 – Joe Millar and Kevin Boyle, 7:30 PM Titmus Theater, Thompson Hall
Joseph Millar’s poetry has appeared in many magazines and journals, including The Alaska Quarterly Review, "DoubleTake," Ploughshares, Poetry International, and Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, New Letters, Raleigh Review and Shenandoah. He was named a Johm Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2012.
Kevin Boyle’s book, A Home for Wayward Girls, won the New Issues Poetry contest and was published in 2005. His poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly, Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Cottonwood, Denver Quarterly, Greensboro Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Natural Bridge, North American Review, Northwest Review, Poet Lore, Poetry East, storySouth and Virginia Quarterly Review. The Lullaby of History won the Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Chapbook Prize and was published in 2002.
November 7 – Tony Earley, 7:30 PM Studio Theater, Thompson Hall
Novelist and short story writer Tony Earley was born in San Antonio, Texas, but grew up in North Carolina. His short story “The Prophet from Jupiter” helped Harper's win a National Magazine Award for fiction in 1994. His short stories have earned him a place on Granta's list of the "20 Best Young American Novelists," and shortly after that announcement, The New Yorker featured him in an issue that focused on the best new novelists in America.
November 28 -- Gerald Stern and Anne Marie Macari, 7:30 PM Caldwell Hall Lounge
Gerald Stern is the author of 15 books of poetry, including, most recently, Save the Last Dance and Everything is Burning as well as This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the 1998 National Book Award. He was awarded the 2005 Wallace Stevens Award by the Academy of American Poets and is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Anne Marie Macari’s most recent book, She Heads Into the Wilderness, was published by Autumn House Press in 2008. Her book Ivory Cradle won the 2000 APR/Honickman first book prize, followed by Gloryland (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines such as: The Iowa Review, The American Poetry Review, and TriQuarterly. Macari founded and teaches in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry & Poetry in Translation.
April 3 – Michael Wiegers and Natalie Diaz, 7:30PM Caldwell Lounge
Michael Wiegers, Judge of the 2013 NC State Poetry Contest, is the Executive Editor of Copper Canyon Press, and will give a talk on his experiences as an editor. Among the collections he has edited are award winning books by poets such as CD Wright, W.S. Merwin, Ruth Stone, Ted Kooser, Lucia Perillo, Dean Young and Jim Harrison as well as major works in translation by Pablo Neruda, Taha Muhammad Ali, and Ho Xuan Huong, and books by emerging authors Michael Dickman, Matthew Zapruder, Valzhyna Mort and Natalie Diaz, among many others. He additionally serves as Poetry Editor for Narrative Magazine, is the editor of two anthologies, This Art and The Poet’s Child, and is co-editor, with Mónica de la Torre, of Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry. His translations have been published in Connecting Lines: New Mexican Poetry, Five Points, The Great River Review, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, and is a frequent lecturer at universities and colleges across the US. He lives in Port Townsend, WA.
Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, will be published by Copper Canyon Press in April 2012. She is a winner of the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Iowa Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Black Renaissance Noire, Crab Orchard Review, and others. Diaz currently lives in Mohave Valley, Arizona, and directs the Fort Mojave Language Recovery Program, working to teach and revitalize the Mojave language with the last remaining at Fort Mojave.
Free parking will be available next to Thompson Hall at the Coliseum Deck, convenient from Cates or Dunn Avenues on the NC State Campus (see http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/mapsanddirections.html).
For more information, please call NC State’s MFA at 919-515-4147