Monday, May 10th at 7pm
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Join us for the fifteenth episode of Write America featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Lloyd Schwartz & journalist and author Priya Jain 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:
LLOYD SCHWARTZ is the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the longtime classical music critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, scholar and editor of the works of Elizabeth Bishop (including the Library of America’s Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters and FSG’s Centennial Edition of Bishop’s Prose), and the current Poet Laureate of Somerville, MA. Among his awards are NEA and Guggenheim Foundation fellowships for his poetry and a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. His poems have been selected for the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Poetry, and The Best of the Best American Poetry. His most recent poetry collections are Little Kisses (2017) and Who’s on First? New and Selected Poems (coming later this year from the University of Chicago Press).
PRIYA JAIN is a journalist and writer whose essays and reportage have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, Slate, Salon, Bust, and other publications. Her creative work has received support from the Southampton Writer’s Conference, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Tin House. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she is currently at work on a narrative nonfiction history of her great-grandfathers’ roles in the Indian Independence movement. You can find her online at priyajain.net and on Twitter as @priyaraojain.