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Q&A with Poetry Editor Cortney Lamar Charleston (The Rumpus)

Friday, September 25, 2020
10:45-11:45 AM
Email for login details. Off Campus Location
This event is open to MFA students and Zell Fellows only.

Cortney Lamar Charleston is the author of Telepathologies (Saturnalia Books, 2017) and the forthcoming Doppelgangbanger (Haymarket Books, 2021). Charleston was awarded a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and he has also received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation Literary Festival and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, his poems have appeared in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Granta, The Nation and elsewhere. He serves on the editorial board at Alice James Books and as a poetry editor at The Rumpus.

As poetry editor at The Rumpus, alongside poet Carolina Ebeid, Charleston has moved the Original Poetry vertical from a solicitation-only model to open submissions and expanded the range of voices the publication has provided a platform to. Recently published poets include Threa Almontaser, Ashley M. Jones, Justin Rovillos Monson, Hussain Ahmed and Bettina Judd. Furthermore, Charleston serves as the primary curator of the annual National Poetry Month series which has featured new work from Carl Phillips, Patricia Smith, Ada Limón, Victoria Chang, Harmony Holiday, Kaveh Akbar, Diana Khoi Nguyen and many more.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Literature, Poetry, Storytelling
Source: Happening @ Michigan from University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers' Program