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January 2020

Matthew Minicucci, Writer-in-Residence Reading at Stonington Library

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Matthew Minicucci’s most recent collection, Small Gods (New Issues), won the 2019 Stafford/Hall Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His first book, Translation (Kent State University Press), was chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize. His poetry and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from numerous journals including The Believer, POETRY, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the C. Hamilton Bailey Oregon Literary Fellowship, the Stanley P. Young Fellowship in Poetry from the…

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February 2020

Lysley Tenorio, JMH Writer-in-Residence, reading at Stonington Free Library

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lysley Tenorio is the James Merrill fellow for the month of February and will read from his work. Lysley Tenorio's fiction has appeared in the Atlantic and Best New American Voices. His story collection, Monstress, depicts the lives of Filipino immigrants in California. This event is free and open to the public.

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March 2020

Keith S. Wilson, JMH Writer-in-Residence, Reading at Stonington Free Library

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Keith S. Wilson is the Writer-in-Residence for March. Wilson is an Affrilachian poet, editor, and game designer. His first collection, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, was published this year by Copper Canyon Press.

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April 2020

Merrill Lecturer: Carl Phillips

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Carl Philips is a poet and professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis. He currently serves as judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize.

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May 2020

Nicholas Boggs, JMH Writer-in-Residence Reading

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nicholas Boggs is a writer based in New York City. He currently teaches in the English Department at NYU and is at work on a literary biography of James Baldwin.

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Merrill Lecturer: Marlon James

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Marlon James is the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019) and other novels including a Brief History of Seven Killings, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

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