Zell Visiting Writers Series

Shane McCrae

Poet Shane McCrae reads from The Gilded Auction Block (FSG Originals 2019). We talk about history and the contemporary moment, meter, narrative, epigraphs and a robot bird.  

Arthur Sze

Arthur Sze reads from Sight Lines, (Copper Canyon Press 2019) the 2019 National Book Award winner for poetry. We talk about poems in a series, the natural world, and language systems.

CM Burroughs

CM Burroughs reads poems from The Vital System (Tupelo Press 2012). We talk about a sister, a red bird, experimental forms, and choosing art. We also get a preview of poems from Master Suffering out in 2020 with Tupelo Press.

Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis reads from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (2010) and Can’t and Won’t (Picador 2014). We’ll talk about The Beatles, dreams, translation, and cows. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/md73ribzdooveii0t1p0y7gual2kn91m.mp3 Download Audio