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Maggie Nelson Reads from "Bluets"

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:00pm

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible.)

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 6 as poet and creative nonfiction writer Maggie Nelson reads from Bluets – her lyrical and philosophical exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue.

This reading is in conjunction with the exhibition, Blue: Color and Concept, on view at the Beinecke Library from Jan. 18 through April 19, 2014. It is part of the Yale Collection of Amerian Literature reading series.

Nelson’s most recent book, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (2011), was featured on the front cover of the Sunday Book Review of The New York Times, as well as named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her other nonfiction books include a critical study of poetry and painting titled Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (2007); and an autobiographical book about sexual violence and media spectacle titled The Red Parts: A Memoir (2007). Her poetry books include Something Bright, Then Holes (2007), Jane: A Murder (2005), The Latest Winter (2003), and Shiner (2001).

She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and an Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant. She currently teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts.

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The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.

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The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.

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