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Poetry & Prose

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Honors College Commons, MD Anderson Library

The February 23rd Poetry & Prose reading will feature UH Creative Writing Program Faculty and award-winning writers Nick Flynn and Tony Hoagland.

The reading is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

Author Bios:

Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been frequently translated. He is also the author of two books of poetry, Some Ether, which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and Blind Huber. Due out this year is Flynn's third book of poetry entitled The Captain Asks For a Show of Hands. His newest book, a memoir entitled The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment was recently released. He has been awarded fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Library of Congress, The Amy Lowell Trust, and The Fine Arts Work Center. One semester a year he teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, and spends the rest of the year elsewhere.

Tony Hoagland is the author of four poetry collections, including What Narcissism Means to Me, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Donkey Gospel, winner of the James Laughlin Award, Sweet Ruin, winner of the Zacharis Award, and his latest collection Unincorporated persons in the Late Honda Dynasty. He is the winner of the 2008 Jackson Poetry Prize, the 2005 O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize and the 2005 Mark Twain Award. He currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston and in the Warren Wilson College MFA program.

Copies of Flynn and Hoagland’s latest books will available for sale by Brazos Bookstore.

View the event flyer.

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