Tuesday, November 14 3:00 - 4:30pm JSC Morrison Lounge

14 Nov
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Add to Calendar 2023-11-14 15:00:00 2023-11-14 16:30:00 Talk by Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, Poet, Essayist and Chekwube Danladi, Occidental College Writer-in-Residence Tuesday, November 14 3:00 - 4:30pm JSC Morrison Lounge JSC Morrison Lounge Occidental College info@kwallcompany.com America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Nov. 14, 2023

Chekwube Danladi is the author of Semiotics (University of Georgia Press, 2020), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and, Take Me Back, included in the New Generation African Poets chapbook boxset. She has received support from Kimbilio Fiction, the Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, the Vermont Studio Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and elsewhere. Her visual work has been commissioned by the Center for Afrofuturist Studies (a program of Public Space 1), Already Felt: Queer Poetry in Revolt and Bounty, Langer over Dickie, and the Black Poetry Review. She is the Writer-in-Residence at Occidental College.

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley to formerly undocumented Mexican immigrants. She is the author of the poetry collection Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, Akrilica Series 2017), recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award, a Kate Tufts Discovery Award nomination,  and winner of the John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Harper’s Bazaar, Oxford American, Paris Review, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, and a doctoral candidate in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she is working on a poetry and an essay collection while raising her son in Los Angeles.
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