The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Chris Nealon

Reading - Literary: English Department and Affiliated | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Chris Nealon

 Jessica Laser

 Department of English, The Holloway Series in Poetry

Please join us for the fourth and final spring reading in the Holloway Poetry Series this Wednesday April 17, at 6:30, in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley). Our former colleague Christopher Nealon will read with Jessica Laser.

Christopher Nealon teaches American literature, aesthetic theory, and the intellectual histories that bear on the history of poetry. He also regularly teaches courses that explore how the humanities have conceived of capitalism. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 1997, and taught at UC Berkeley from 1996 to 2008. He is the author of The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in The American Century (Harvard, 2011), and Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall (Duke, 2001), as well as four books of poems, The Joyous Age (Black Square Editions, 2004), Plummet (Edge Books, 2009), Heteronomy (http://www.aerialedge.com/Heteronomy-Nealon.htm) (Edge Books, 2014), and The Shore (forthcoming from Wave Books in 2020). (Get a recent chapbook from Commune Editions, available as a PDF, here: The Victorious Ones: http://communeeditions.com/the-victorious-ones/)

Jessica Laser grew up in Chicago. She is the author of Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides (http://www.lettermachine.org/book/sergei-kuzmich-from-all-sides/) (Letter Machine Editions, 2019) and a PhD student in the English department at Cal. (Get "Homework Help” here: https://www.aurochsmag.com/laser-homework-help-2, “Taste" here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/149079/taste-5c51c58ca0d53.)

see you there . . . .

 walton@berkeley.edu