New Ways to Write Alabama: A Reading by Hank Lazer
The public is invited to a “New Ways to Write Alabama,” a reading by Hank Lazer, on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at Pebble Hill.
Hank Lazer has published twenty-seven books of poetry, including the recently released Thinking in Jewish. Previous books include Poems Hidden in Plain View, Brush Mind: At Hand, Portions, The New Spirit, Elegies & Vacations, and Days. Selected Poems and Essays of Hank Lazer, completed by a group of translators, was published by Central China Normal University Press in 2015. Lazer’s Selected Poems have also been published in Italy and will be appearing shortly in Cuba, including 11 tracks for jazz-poetry improvisations with soprano saxophonist Andrew Raffo Dewar.
In 2015, Lazer received Alabama’s most prestigious literary prize, the Harper Lee Award, for lifetime achievement in literature. With Charles Bernstein, he edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press. Lazer retired from the University of Alabama in January 2014 from his positions as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Executive Director of Creative Campus, and Professor of English.
The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.
For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah.
Last Updated: November 03, 2017