Emerging Writers Series: Poet Jamaal May


Sep. 22, 2016, 7pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Room 101


The Black Mountain Institute invite you to attend an Emerging Writers Series talk with Poet Jamaal May.

May's book Hum has won the Beatrice Hawley Award, the ALA Notable Book Award, and was a finalist for the NAACP Image award. His second collection is The Big Book of Exit Strategies and he has also published two chapbooks, The God Engine and The Whetting of Teeth. His poetry has appeared in Poetry, The Believer, Ploughshares, New England Review and The Kenyon Review. He has also been a recipient of the Kenyon Review Fellowship at Kenyon College, Bread Loaf, Callaloo and the Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. He is the series editor, graphic designer and filmmaker for the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook and Video Series.

The Emerging Writers Series (EWS) will bring four early career poets and fiction writers each year to the campuses of UNLV and UNR to present public readings and student-centered craft talks. In partnership with UNR’s Department of English, BMI will select four writers -- two poets and two fiction writers -- each year to read from their creative work and to present a brown bag lunch seminar on a craft topic of their choosing. The readings will be free and open to the public and the craft colloquia will be limited to students and faculty in the humanities at their respective hosting campuses. The goals of EWS are to build community through public exchange and dialogue, to foster critical thinking and reflection about current events and the creative process, and to enhance the literary offerings in our state’s two most populous counties.

This series is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

To attend, please RSVP to reserve your seat.

Contact Information

Black Mountain Institute

External Sponsor

Black Mountain Institute