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Ross Gay


New York Times best-selling author Ross Gay to read Feb. 9

A poet and essayist, Gay will read from his most recent collection of essays, “Inciting Joy” and other works.
Sandeep Parmar


Sandeep Parmar, Zalaznick Distinguished Visiting Writer, to read Oct. 20

This year’s Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading will include a conversation with poet Valzhyna Mort, associate professor of literatures in English.
Solmaz Sharif


Poet Solmaz Sharif considered ‘literary citizenship’ at reading event

Her books of poetry are “Looks” and “Customs”; part of the Fall 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series for the Creative Writing Program.
NoViolet Bulawayo


Fall 2022 Zalaznick Reading Series Features Global Voices

Beginning Sept. 8, the series brings innovative, award-winning authors to read from their work on Cornell’s Ithaca campus.
Alison Lurie


Pulitzer Prize winner Alison Lurie to be celebrated in July 1 memorial

The service and reception honoring the acclaimed writer's life and work are open to the public.
M. NourbSe Philip wearing glasses and a checkered top, leaning on her hand.


PEN/Nabokov award winner M. NourbSe Philip to read her poetry April 14

The event is part of the Spring 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series for the Creative Writing Program
Fred Moten, with a mostly white beard and black glasses in front of a microphone


Amiri Baraka’s poetry topic of March 31 Abrams talk

M.H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor, poet and theorist Fred Moten will deliver a lecture on radical Black politics and the poetry of Amiri Baraka.
Ilya Kaminsky


Ilya Kaminsky to read from poetry collections March 24

Poet, translator, and essayist Ilya Kaminsky will read poems, discuss his collections “Dancing in Odessa” and “Deaf Republic,” and speak about his new work on March 24.
Book cover: Severance


Ling Ma, MFA ’15 to read from her fiction on March 10

“Severance” by ‘brilliant and exciting new writer” Ling Ma, MFA ’15, has received numerous awards.