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The Pratt MFA in Writing presents the inaugural Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics featuring Erica Hunt
Erica Hunt is a poet, essayist, and author of Local History and Arcade, as well as three chapbooks, Piece Logic, Time Flies Right Before the Eyes, and A Day and Its Approximates. Her poems and non-fiction has appeared in BOMB, Boundary 2, Brooklyn Rail, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Poetics Journal, Tripwire, Recluse, In the American Tree, and Conjunctions. Her essays on poetics, feminism, and politics have been collected in Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women, The Politics of Poetic Form, The World, and other anthologies. Hunt has received awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Fund for Poetry, and the Djerassi Foundation, and is a past fellow of Duke University/University of Cape Town Program in Public Policy. She has been writer in residence in the Contemporary Poetics/Creative Writing program at the University of Pennsylvania, writer in residence at Bard College's MFA program, Northwestern University and Long Island University, and a repeat faculty member for Cave Canem, a workshop for Black writers from 2004 to 2015. An anthology of innovative writing by Black women co-edited with Dawn Lundy Martin is forthcoming in 2016 from Kore Press.
The Leslie Scalapino lecture is presented as part of the Pratt MFA program's Writing Activisms series and made possible by a generous gift from Thomas White.
Reception to follow.