Eugene Gloria is the author of four books of poems —Sightseer in This Killing City (Penguin, 2019), My Favorite Warlord (Penguin, 2012) Hoodlum Birds (Penguin, 2006) and Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (Penguin, 2000). He is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America award, a Pushcart Prize and a 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. He teaches creative writing and English literature at DePauw University, and his Kelly Writers Series presentation is Wed, Sept 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Peeler Art Center Auditorium. Admission is free, and all are invited.
The Kelly Writers Series brings world-renowned poets, playwrights and authors of fiction and nonfiction to DePauw for readings and discussion. Gloria is the first in the four-author Fall 2019 series which includes:
On Oct 2, Terese Marie Mailhot, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart Berries: A Memoir. It was an NPR Best Book of the Year and was listed as one ofHarper’s Bazaar’s Best Books of 2018.
On Nov 6, Mia Alvar, whose collection of short stories, In the Country, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the University of Rochester’s Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
On Nov 20, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, author of Cenzontle, which received the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer Award for poetry and was listed among one of NPR’s top picks of 2018.