The WSU Visiting Writers Series brings noted poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction to campus for creative readings, class visits, workshops, and collaborative exchanges across intellectual and artistic disciplines.
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WSU Visiting Writers Series
October 25, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
One event on October 25, 2022 at 5:00pm
Roger Reeves is the author of Best Barbarian (W.W. Norton & Co., 2022), which Tracy K. Smith called “a revelation and a form of reparation,” and King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), a Library Journal Best Poetry Book of the year, and winner of the Larry Levis Reading Prize, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, and a John C. Zacharis First Book Award. His poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others. He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, two Cave Canem Fellowships and a Whiting Award.
Tuesday, October 4 | 6 P.M.
Sam Roxas-Chua 姚 (Yao) is a transracial/transcultural adopted person. He is the author of Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater, Echolalia in Script, Fawn Language, and the podcast Dear Someone Somewhere, an audio-journal project. His open-form calligraphy, artworks, and writing have appeared in various journals and galleries. Sam is a poet in the periphery, a multimedia artist, field recordist, and an amateur radio operator. He’s read for PEN International, city government events, and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Portland Chinatown Museum. Poet Tyehimba Jess describes Sam’s poems as “surreal yet rooted in palpable color and history … it transcends oceans, blends geographies, and bleeds a multitongued heritage for us to better find ourselves.”
Tuesday, October 25 | 5 P.M.