Creative Writing Reading Series

Friday, January 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO)
Season: 2019-2020

Our first Creative Writing Reading Series will feature poets Chloe Honum and Jacob Shores-Argüello. Chloe Honum's first book, The Tulip Flame, was selected by Tracy K. Smith for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize, won Foreword Reviews Poetry Book of the Year Award, the Eric Hoffer Award, and a Texas Institute of Letters Award, and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award. She is also the author of a chapbook, Then Winter. She has received a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared widely, including in The Paris Review, Orion, and Bettering American Poetry. An assistant professor of creative writing at Baylor University, Chloe was a 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, where she grew up. Jacob Shores-Argüello is a Costa Rican American poet and prose writer. His second book, Paraíso, was selected for the inaugural CantoMundo Poetry Prize judged by Aracelis Girmay. He was a 2018-2019 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University and a Lannan Literary Fellow. His work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and The Academy of American Poets, among others. He is currently working on a mixed-genre piece focusing on borders, cultural symbols, and climate change.
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