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Author and Poet Susan Briante To Read from “The Market Wonders”

— by on January 6th, 2017

Susan Briante

Susan Briante, author, poet and associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Arizona, will lecture on “The Market Wonders: On the Impossibility of (Personal) Accounting” at Washington and Lee University on Jan. 24, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House Multipurpose Room. The talk is free and open to the public.

Her lecture is part of the year-long series on Markets and Morals and is sponsored by W&L’s Roger Mudd Center for Ethics. For more information about this series, see: https://www.wlu.edu/mudd-center/programs-and-events/2016-2017-markets-and-morals.

Briante will read from “The Market Wonders,” a lyric investigation into the stock market, and talk about its writing as a response to the 2008 financial crisis. She will also discuss the ways in which poetry offers models for understanding lived experience under neoliberalism as well as for tracking possibilities of individual complicity and resistance.

“The Market Wonders” was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, and the Kenyon Review calls it “masterful at every turn.” Briante is also the author of the poetry collections “Utopia Minus” (2011) and “Pioneers in the Study of Motion” (2007).

Briante has received grants and awards from the Atlantic Monthly, the MacDowell Colony, the Academy of American Poets, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund and the U.S.-Mexico Fund for Culture. New work has been published in Gulf CoastBlack Warrior ReviewGuernica and The Progressive.

Her research and teaching interests include poetry and poetics, cross-genre writing, experimental autobiography, documentary studies, affect theory and translation.