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  • Friday, March 31, 2017
  • 2:00 PM–2:45 PM
  • CFAC Recital Hall

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released by Button Poetry in 2016. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio in winter 2017.

Billy Mark is a Poet, Musician, and Performance artist living in Detroit. He studied music at Calarts and is a 2015 Kresge award winner for experimental poetry. His current work is exploring the links between the spiritual practices of monasticism and contemporary art

L. S. Klatt is the current Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and teaches literature and creative writing at Calvin College. Poems of his have appeared widely, including such places as Harvard Review, Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Poetry Daily, The Believer, New Orleans Review, Boston Review, Volt, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Best American Poetry, and The Common. His first book, Interloper, won the Juniper Prize, awarded by the University of Massachusetts Press. His second, Cloud of Ink, garnered the Iowa Poetry Prize from the University of Iowa Press. The Wilderness After Which, his most recent volume just out from Otis Books (Seismicity Editions), includes a series of prose poems that take the names of American corporations as their titles.


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