Utica College News

Lunch Hour Series Hosts Award-Winning Poet for Evening Reading

Corral to Read Oct. 23

Written by: Kelsey Carlo '18, PR Intern

On Monday, Oct. 23, The Professor Harry F. and Mary Ruth Jackson Lunch Hour Series at Utica College will host a special evening reading. Award-winning poet and writer Eduardo Corral has been published in various journals including Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Meridian, MiPOesias, and The Nation. 

The reading will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Carbone Family Auditorium inside the Economic Crime, Justice Studies and Cybersecurity building. It is free and open to everyone.

Corral earned degrees from Arizona State and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut collection of poetry “Slow Lighting” from 2012 won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. He has also received numerous honors and awards including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara MJ. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has held the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. In 2016 he won the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. Corral currently resides in New York City and teaches at Pacific University’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program.

Literary programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts, a State Agency.

For more information about this reading, contact Suzanne Richardson, assistant professor of creative non-fiction English, at srrichar@utica.edu

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 31 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.

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