CANCELLED - Chris Nealon - "The Shore" - Srikanth Reddy

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Chris Nealon

This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months. Chris Nealon discusses his new book of poetry The Shore. Joining us for the discussion will be Srikanth Reddy. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

Presented in partnership with the University of Chicago's Program in Creative Writing.

At the Co-op

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About the book: The five poem-essays of Chris Nealon's The Shore give space and voice to the complexity of contemporary life, admitting bafflement and dismay but also creating openings for indiscreet hope. Queer and anti-capitalist, they urge us not to be ruled by our fears, while always ethically navigating the forces—race, class, age, gender, and others—that put us each in different places of power. Nimbly exploring connections among beauty, friendship, and politics, The Shore gives our era of crisis a language at once vernacular and philosophical, in a form that's both teeming and fluid.

About the author: Chris Nealon teaches English at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of two books of literary criticism, Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall (Duke, 2001) and The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in The American Century (Harvard, 2011), and four books of poetry: The Joyous Age (Black Square Editions, 2004), Plummet (Edge Books, 2009), Heteronomy (Edge, 2014), and The Shore (Wave Books, 2020). He lives in Washington, DC with his husband and son.

About the interlocutorSrikanth Reddy is the author of Voyager, named one of the best books of poetry in 2011 by The New Yorker, The Believer, and National Public Radio. His previous collection, Facts for Visitors, won the 2005 Asian American Literary Award for Poetry. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; his poetry and criticism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Poetry, The Guardian (UK), and numerous other venues. Reddy is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave
Chicago 60637