River Readings: Dan Rosenberg and Eduardo Corral
September 20, 2012
The River Readings at Augustana brings literary artists to campus each year from around the country. Poets Dan Rosenberg and Eduardo Corral kicked off the 2012-13 series on Sept. 4.
The visiting writers — of poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction — meet with students in class or other venues to discuss their work and careers, and present a free reading open to the public.
Readings are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in Wallenberg Hall inside Denkmann Hall, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. A reception and book-signing is held after the reading.
Dan Rosenberg is the author of The Crushing Organ (Dream Horse Press, 2012), which won the 2011 American Poetry Journal Book Prize, and a chapbook, A Thread of Hands (Tilt Press, 2010). His poems, translations, and reviews have appeared in Pleiades, Conduit, American Letters & Commentary, and elsewhere. After graduating from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2007, he was a teaching fellow at Augustana College from August 2007 to May 2010. He is currently working towards his PhD at the University of Georgia, and is the co-editor of Transom.
Eduardo Corral recently published his first book of poetry, Slow Lightning (Yale University Press, 2012). In 2008, he was a creative-writing fellow at Colgate University and spent the fall semester at Bucknell University. Corral was once an artist-in-residence at Yaddo in Sarasota Springs, N.Y., and at the beginning of 2011 he did another residency at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. In 2005, he won the Discovery/the Nation award, and in 2011 he won the Whiting Award. Corral became the first Latino poet to receive the coveted Yale Younger Poets Prize in 2011.