Maggie Nelson

Apr 7, 2022, 5:00 pm6:15 pm
McCosh 50
Free and open to the public
Event Description

Maggie Nelson currently works in the department of English at the University of Southern California. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA grant, an Innovative Literature Fellowship from Creative Capital, an Arts Writers Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation, and a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. 

Maggie is the author of several acclaimed books of poetry and prose. Her nonfiction titles include the national bestseller On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint (2021; named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, as well as a Best Book of 2021 by the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and NPR); the New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Argonauts (2015); The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (2011; named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Bluets (2009; named by Bookforum as one of the top 10 best books of the past 20 years); The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial (2007); and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (2007). Her poetry titles include Something Bright, Then Holes (2007) and Jane: A Murder (2005). She writes frequently about art, including essays on Carolee Schneemann, Matthew Barney, Sarah Lucas, Nayland Blake, Tala Madani, Kara Walker, and Rachel Harrison. 

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