Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo will read from his work on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. The event is free and open to the public.
Pardlo is a well-acclaimed author, having received the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The Pulitzer judges said Pardlo’s “clear-voiced poems bring readers the news from 21st Century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private.” He also teaches in the MFA programs at Rutgers University, Camden.
Pardlo’s most recent work, Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America (2018), talks about his family history, while also exploring ideas of blackness and masculinity in American culture. The memoir was added to various top 10 lists, including: The New York Times, the BBC, the New Jersey Monthly, and Vogue.