Monday, May 24th at 7pm
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Join us for the seventeenth episode of Write America featuring prize-winning poet Grace Schulman, award-winning essayist Lance Morrow, and professor emerita, historian, and author Nell Painter as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
GRACE SCHULMAN received the 2016 Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in American Poetry, awarded by the Poetry Society of America, and in 2019 was inducted a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her latest book is The Marble Bed (Turtle Point Press, 2020), an eighth book of poems, and a New and Selected will follow. Her recent memoir is Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage (Turtle Point Press, 2018). Her collection of essays is First Loves and Other Adventures (U of Michigan, 2011).
Among Schulman’s other honors are the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, a New York University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has won five Pushcart Prizes and has been featured seven times on Poetry Daily. About her poems, Harold Bloom has written, “Grace Schulman has developed into one of the permanent poets of her generation.”
Schulman holds the Ph.D. from New York University. Editor of The Poems of Marianne Moore (Viking, 2003), she is Distinguished Professor of English at Baruch College, C.U.N.Y. Schulman is former director of the Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y, 1974-84, and former poetry editor of The Nation, 1971-2006.
LANCE MORROW is an American essayist whose op ed articles appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal. He is the Henry Grunwald Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. His essays and book reviews also appear in City Journal, the New York Times and other publications. For many years he was an essayist for TIME magazine. He is a winner of the National Magazine Award and the author of eight books, including Evil: An Investigation; The Best Year of Their Lives: Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and John Kennedy in 1948; and two memoirs, The Chief and Heart. His essays have been collected in Fishing in the Tiber and Second Drafts of History. Born in Philadelphia, the son of two journalists, Morrow grew up in Washington D.C., and graduated from Harvard, magna cum laude in English literature. After a year as a reporter for the Washington Evening Star, he joined the staff of TIME in New York. Morrow lives in upstate New York with his wife, the author Susan Brind Morrow. He has two sons, James and Justin.
NELL PAINTER is a leading historian of the United States. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History at Princeton University. She was Director of Princeton's Program in African-American Studies from 1997 to 2000. In addition to her doctorate in history from Harvard University, she has received honorary doctorates from Wesleyan, Dartmouth, SUNY-New Paltz, and Yale.
As a scholar, Professor Painter has published numerous books, articles, reviews, and other essays. Her most recent book is The History of White People. Six earlier books are also still in print. She has served on numerous editorial boards and as an officer of many different professional organizations, including the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the American Antiquarian Society, the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, and the Association of Black Women Historians. She is currently a Councillor of the prestigious Society of American Historians.
Professor Painter's current work is interdisciplinary. In addition to traditional courses in American history and African-American studies, she teaches on the social construction of gender, race, and personal beauty.