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Maggie Nelson at Beinecke, February 6, 4pm

Maggie Nelson, Reading from Bluets
Thursday, February 6, 4:00 pm
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series
in conjunction with the exhibition: Blue: Color and Concept

Maggie Nelson is the author of books of nonfiction including Bluets, Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions, The Red Parts: A Memoir, and The Art of Cruelty. Nelson is also the author of several books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes, Jane: A Murder, The Latest Winter and Shiner. She has received grants and awards from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Nelson's reading is hosted in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Blue: Color and Concept.” The exhibition tracks a single idea across the Beinecke’s holdings and over numerous fields in order to reveal  a unique cultural history of the color blue in nineteenth- and twentieth-century arts and letters. More information:



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