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Writers on Writing Recordings, Fall 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

In conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts presents video recordings of many of the Fall 2021 presentations from the Writers on Writing Series. More will be added over the course of the semester; these will remain available through 20 December 2021.

Adam Ehrlich Sachs is the author of the collection Inherited Disorders: Stories, Parables, and Problems and the novel The Organs of Sense. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, n+1, and Harper’s, and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in Pittsburgh.

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho's debut collection Barefoot Dogs won the Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction, was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and San Francisco Chronicle, and was published in Spanish translation by himself as Los perros descalzos. A National Magazine Award finalist, his work has appeared in The New York TimesSalonTexas MonthlyTexas Highways, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Toluca, Mexico, he moved to the US at the age of 31 and began to write in English at 35. 

Rachel Blau DuPlessis has written the multi-volume long poem Drafts (1986-2012), and constructed such collage poems as PrimerGraphic Novella and NUMBERSHer new millennium long work in book-length episodes, called Traces, with Days, includes Days and WorksLate Work; Around the Day in 80 Worlds; and Poetic Realism. She has written extensively on poetry and poetics in The Pink GuitarBlue Studios and Purple Passages. DuPlessis edited The Selected Letters of George Oppen. Her book on early Anglophone modernists, Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, was published by Cambridge University Press.

Srinath Perur is the author of 
If It's Monday It Must Be Madurai, a book about travelling with groups. He is the translator, from Kannada to English, of Vivek Shanbhag's novel Ghachar Ghochar and the playwright Girish Karnad's memoirs This Life At Play. His writing, largely around science, travel and books, has appeared in publications including India Today, Fountain Ink, The Indian Quarterly, Guardian Cities, The Caravan, Hakai, Mosaic, n+1 and Nature. He spends his time between Bengaluru and Dharamshala.

Justin Phillip Reed is an American writer and amateur bass guitarist. His preoccupations include horror cinema, poetic form, morphological transgressions, and uses of the grotesque. He is the author of two poetry collections, The Malevolent Volume and Indecency, both published by Coffee House Press. He studies traditional martial arts and participates in alternative rock music cultures. He was born and raised in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina and enjoys smelling like outside. 

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Don Mee Choi is the author of DMZ Colony (Wave Books, 2020), which won the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry; Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016); The Morning News Is Exciting (Action Books, 2010); and several pamphlets of poems and essays. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, Lucien Stryk Translation Prize, International Griffin Poetry Prize (Translation), DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship, and  Guggenheim Fellowship.

Masande Ntshanga is the author of the acclaimed novels, The Reactive (2014), winner of a Betty Trask Award in 2018, and Triangulum (2019), nominated for the 2020 Nommo Awards for Best Speculative Novel, as well as Native Life in the Third Millennium (2020), an interlinking collection of poetry and prose. He is the winner of the inaugural PEN International New Voices Award in 2013, and a finalist for the Caine Prize in 2015. He was born in East London, South Africa,. He received a Fulbright Award, an NRF Freestanding Masters scholarship, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship and a Bundanon Trust Award.