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Saturday, March 14 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Another Word for Giving Up: Thinking About Hope, Healing, and Justice in the Age of Irony

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David Micah Greenberg will moderate a discussion with John Keene and Jess Row focusing on race, irony, and justice.

Moderators
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David Micah Greenberg

The author of Planned Solstice (Iowa), David Micah Greenberg’s poems have appeared in The New Republic, Ploughshares, Colorado Review, and other publications, and have received awards from NEH and the American Academy of Poets. A former organizer with homeless men and women and the advocacy and policy director of a coalition of 90 neighborhood housing organizations in New York City, he now designs and evaluates community initiatives for a... Read More →

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John Keene

Associate Professor, Rutgers University at Newark
John Keene is the author of the poetic novel Annotations (New Directions, 1995); of the poetry collection Seismosis (1913 Press), with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and of the short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015) . He also is the translator of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst's "porno-chic" novel Letters from a Seducer (Nightboat Books and A Bolha Editora, 2014). He has published his fiction, poetry, essays, and... Read More →
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Jess Row

Jess Row is the author of the novel Your Face in Mine (2014) and two collections of short stories, Nobody Ever Gets Lost (2011) and The Train to Lo Wu (2005). His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Granta, Tin House, and many other venues, and he's a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, and Boston Review. He is currently working on a collection of essays about race and American fiction, White... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:50pm
UC 333

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