Friday, January 17th | 7:00 PM
The Linen Building
$6 students with code, $8 members with code, $10 everyone else
Call The Cabin at 208-331-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for code
Join us for a reading with Maggie Nelson, author of Bluets and The Argonauts, with Boise State University MFA student Lilly Jenner.
This event is proudly sponsored by:
MAGGIE NELSON is a poet, critic, scholar, and nonfiction writer. In 2016 she received a MacArthur Fellowship. She is the author of five books of nonfiction, including The Argonauts (Graywolf Press, 2015), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism and was a New York Times bestseller; a landmark work of cultural, art, and literary criticism titled The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (Norton, 2011), which was featured on the front cover of the Sunday Book Review of the New York Times and named a NY Times Notable Book of the Year; the cult classic Bluets (Wave Books, 2009), which was named by Bookforum as one of the 10 best books of the past 20 years; a memoir about her family, media spectacle, and sexual violence titled The Red Parts (originally published by Free Press in 2007, reissued by Graywolf in 2016); and a critical study of painting and poetry titled Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa, 2007; winner, the Susanne M. Glassock Award for Interdisciplinary Scholarship). Her books of poetry include Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007), Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005; finalist, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir), The Latest Winter (Hanging Loose Press, 2003), and Shiner (Hanging Loose, 2001). She has been the recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital Literature Fellowship, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and an Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant.
She currently lives in Los Angeles and teaches at USC.
LILLY JENNER is a poet and an artist of human proximity. She creates in a variety of forms, including steel and leather, and has four hand-crafted poetry books. Her most recent, ostensibly fifth poetic text, In Another Language (2019), is presented as a dance. She is currently an MFA Poetry candidate at Boise State University.