Spring Poetry Festival: Robin Coste Lewis

April 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location: 
RCAH Theater, C20
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48825
United States

Join the RCAH Center for Poetry in welcoming the third guest in the annual Spring Poetry Festival, Robin Coste Lewis for a reading in the RCAH Theater. Earlier in the day, Lewis will hold a poetry conversation at 3 p.m. in LookOut! Art Gallery.

Robin Coste Lewis' first book of poems, Voyage of the Sable Venus, won the 2015 National Book Award for poetry.

Robin Coste Lewis is a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at the University of Southern California. She is also a Cave Canem fellow and a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. She received her MFA in poetry from NYU, and an MTS in Sanskrit and comparative religious literature from the Divinity School at Harvard University. A finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award, she has published her work in various journals and anthologies, including The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review, among others. She has taught at Wheaton College, Hunter College, Hampshire College, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis was born in Compton, California; her family is from New Orleans.