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A Conversation with A. Van Jordan

Case Western Reserve University

  • Date Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Time 5:00PM - 5:00PM
Case Western Reserve University

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Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, CWRU
A Conversation with A. Van Jordan
September 26
5:00 pm
Clark Hall Room 309, 11130 Bellflower Road
FREE. Register at bakernord.case.edu or 216-368-2242
Poet and previous Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner A. Van Jordan will be in conversation with Dave Lucas, Ohio’s Poet Laureate and an instructor in the CWRU Department of English. Born in Akron, Ohio, A. Van Jordan received his Masters of Fine Arts from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He is also a graduate of the Cave Canem Workshop. His first book, Rise, won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award and was a selection of the Academy of American Poets book club. He has received a Whiting Writers Award, the Gilbert-Chappelle Distinguished Poet Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction for his book Macnolia, which focuses on the life of MacNolia Cox, a spunky 13-year-old girl who won the Akron District Spelling Bee in 1936.

A Conversation with A. Van Jordan

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