The Regional Writers Series provides opportunities to meet, work with, and learn from established and published writers active in this region. The series highlights the remarkable diversity of writers in the Midwest: from rural bards to Afrilachian poets, Rust Belt essayists to post-apocalyptic novelists, slam poets to true crime short story writers, and more. In addition to the diversity of genres and sub-genres, Midwest writers are made up of a wide diversity of race, gender, socioeconomic class, age, ability, veteran status, and more. It is to shine a light on that depth and breadth of excellent writing and writers in the Midwest that IU East hosts and provides space for the Regional Writers Series.
This event is generously funded by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mindful Explorations.
ON CAMPUS Nov. 7, 2019: Poet Amit Majmudar
From the Poetry Foundation:
Majmudar is the author of the poetry collections 0˚, 0˚ (2009), which was a finalist for a Poetry Society of America’s Norma Faber First Book Award, and Heaven and Earth (2011), which poet A.E. Stallings chose for a Donald Justice prize. Majmudar has also published the novels Partitions (2011) and The Abundance (2013). His poetry has been featured in several anthologies, including Best of the Best American Poetry 1988–2012 (2013, edited by Robert Pinsky) and The Norton Introduction to Literature (2012, 11th edition, edited by Kelly J. Mays). He has also contributed essays to the Kenyon Review blog, the New York Times, and the New York Review of Books.
Majmudar lives in Dublin, Ohio, and works as a diagnostic nuclear radiologist.
Check out his wonderful poem “Rites to Allay the Dead.”