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Thu
Sep 17
5:00pm6:30pm
Zoom Event / Virtual Event

Virtual Zell Visiting Writers Series: Eduardo Corral, Visiting Writer in Poetry

The Zell Visiting Writers Series is virtual this fall on Zoom. Click here to register & login.

Eduardo C. Corral’s latest book of poetry, Guillotine (Graywolf, 2020), gives voice and depth to undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and scorned lovers through dramatic portraits of contradiction, survival, and deeply human, relentless interiority.

Corral is also the author of Slow Lightning, which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. He’s the first Latinx poet to win this competition. Corral is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Hodder Fellowship and the National Holmes Poetry Prize, both from Princeton University. He teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University.

Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history, and careful exploration of sexuality, Corral’s poems hurtle across literary and linguistic borders toward a lyricism that slows down experience. Guillotine, his second book, traverses desert landscapes cut through by migrants, the grief of loss, betrayal’s lingering scars, the border itself—great distances in which violence and yearning find roots. With extraordinary lyric imagination, these poems wonder about being unwanted or renounced. What do we do with unrequited love? Is it with or without it that we would waste away?

The Zell Visiting Writers Series brings outstanding writers to campus each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from U-M alumna Helen Zell (BA ’64, LLDHon ’13). For more information, please visit the Zell Visiting Writers Program webpage: https://lsa.umich.edu/writers

For any questions about the event or to share accommodation needs, please email asbates@umich.edu-- we are eager to help ensure that this event is inclusive to you. Copies of the readings and live, high quality auto-captions/transcriptions will be provided at all events. Please note, Craft Lectures to follow on Fridays. 

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the  Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from U-M alumna Helen Zell (AB ’64, LLDHon ’13). For more information, please visit the Zell Visiting Writers Series webpage.