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A. Van Jordan, Poet

Thursday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m.

poet, author of The Cineaste and Quantum Lyrics
Readings and Discussions with book signings to follow


Tate Hall

The Charlotte Center for Literary Arts unveils its new 4x4CLT posters featuring the work of Van Jordan at at this event. More information is at charlottelit.org.

Van Jordan Portrait“For several books now, A. Van Jordan has been proving himself master of the dramatic monologue.”

—Terrance Hayes

Superstar poet and a featured Sensoria literary presenter in 2008, A. Van Jordan returns to help mark the 25th year of the literary events of the festival. Jordan is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by the London TimesQuantum Lyrics, (W.W. Norton, 2007); and The Cineaste (W.W. Norton,, 2013). Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is also the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a United States Artists Fellowship. He is the Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor at Rutgers University-Newark.

Read “The Flash Reverses Time” (from Quantum Lyrics) here

The Charlotte Center for Literary Arts unveils its new 4x4CLT posters featuring the work of Van Jordan at at this event. 

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