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Poets Kyla Marshell and Shane McCrae at Writers Speak Wednesdays
April 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
KYLA MARSHELL’s poems, essays, criticism, and
interviews have appeared in BuzzFeed, Gawker, and The Guardian, among others. In 2013, Ebony.com named her one of
“7 Young Black Writers You Should Know.”
SHANE McCRAE’s most recent books are The Gilded Auction Block (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019) and In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), which won the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Prize for Poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the William Carlos Williams Award. He has received a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Writer’s Award, and a fellowship from the NEA. He is the Poetry Editor at Image, teaches at Columbia University,
and lives in New York City.
Reception is at 6:30 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Duke Lecture Hall on the first floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton.