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March 21, 2024: Carlson-Wee, Jiménez, and Kunz — Alumni Reading Event @ 7 PM, Buttrick 101

Posted by on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 in event.

March 21, 2024 @ 7PM, Buttrick 101: Alumni Reading Event featuring Anders Carlson-Wee, Claire Jiménez, and Edgar Kunz

Anders Carlson-Wee is the author of Disease of Kings, forthcoming from W.W. Norton in October 2023.  He is also the author of The Low Passions, and Dynamite, winner of the Frost Place Chapbook Prize. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harvard Review, BuzzFeed, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Sun, The Southern Review, and many other publications. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poets & Writers, the Camargo Foundation, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, he is the winner of the Poetry International Prize. His work has been translated into Chinese. Anders holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University.

 

Claire Jiménez is a Puerto Rican writer who grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. She is the author of the short story collection Staten Island Stories (2019) and What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez (2023). Jimenez received her M.F.A. from Vanderbilt University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In 2019, she co-founded the Puerto Rican Literature Project, a digital archive documenting the lives and work of hundreds of Puerto Rican writers from over the last century. She is an Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina.

 

Edgar Kunz is the author of Fixer (Ecco, 2023) and Tap Out (Ecco, 2019), a New York Times New & Noteworthy pick. He has been a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, a MacDowell Fellow, and a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. New poems appear in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, APR, and Oxford American. He lives in Baltimore and teaches at Goucher College.