The Gulf Coast Reading Series, featuring Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN America, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. His next books are "Go Ahead In The Rain", a biography of A Tribe Called Quest due out in 2019 from University of Texas Press, and "They Don't Dance No' Mo'", due out in 2020 from Random House.

Cait Weiss Orcutt’s poetry has appeared in or on Academy of American Poets/Poets.org, Boston Review, Chautauqua, and FIELD. Her book VALLEYSPEAK (2017) won the Zone 3 First Book Prize. Cait has an MFA from The Ohio State and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Houston. She teaches creative writing at Grackle and Grackle, Inprint, the Jewish Community Center, the Menil Collection, the Salvation Army, University of Houston, and WITS. She is the recipient of an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/MD Anderson Foundation Fellowship and the graduate advisor of Glass Mountain literary journal.

Devereux Fortuna is a writer and visual artist from Arizona. She received an MFA in Poetry from New York University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston. Her poetry and visual art is forthcoming in American Chordata and Waxwing Magazine.

Matthew Krajniak is currently a PhD candidate at UH. He has work forthcoming or in Gulf Coast, Origins Journal, The Wax Paper, The Avalon Literary Review, and other publications.

Friday, November 16, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002