April 4, 2013
Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Literary Arts, Free Events
Willson Center Lecture
234 W Hancock Ave
“The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning,” Maggie Nelson, author and poet.
Nelson’s most recent book, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (Norton, 2011), was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and came out in paperback in August 2012. She is also the author of three other books of nonfiction prose, Bluets (Wave Books, 2009), The Red Parts (Free Press, 2007), and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa, 2007). She has published several books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005; finalist, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir). The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and an Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant, Maggie Nelson currently teaches in the school of Critical Studies at CalArts and lives in Los Angeles.
Part of the Willson Center Distinguished Artist/Lecturer Series.
Willson Center for Humanities and Arts