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Living Writers: Daniel Borzutzky
May 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm | Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206
Daniel Borzutzky’s latest poetry collection is Lake Michigan (Pitt Poetry Series, 2018). He is the author of The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts Press), recipient of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry. His other books include Memories of my Overdevelopment (Kenning Editions, 2015); In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy (Nightboat, 2015), and The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat, 2011). His translation of Galo Ghigliotto’s Valdivia (Co-im-press) won the American Literary Translator’s Association 2017 National Translation Award. He has translated poetry collections by Chilean poets Raúl Zurita and Jaime Luis Huenún. He teaches in the English Department and Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Co-sponsors: The Porter Hitchcock Poetry Fund, The Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading, The Laurie Sain Creative Writing Endowment, Siegfried B. and Elizabeth Mignon Puknat Literary Studies Endowment, The Bay Tree Bookstore, The Humanities Institute, The American Indian Resource Center, The Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center, and the African American Resource and Cultural Center.