A Conversation with A. Van Jordan

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host poet and previous Anisfield-Wolf Book Award-winner A. Van Jordan for a conversation with Dave Lucas, Ohio’s poet laureate and an instructor in the Case Western Reserve University Department of English.

Their conversation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 309.

The event is free and open to the public. Register for the event.

About A. Van Jordan

Born in Akron, Ohio, A. Van Jordan received his Master of Fine Arts from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He is also a graduate of the Cave Canem Workshop.

His first book, Rise, won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award and was a selection of the Academy of American Poets book club. He has received a Whiting Writers Award, the Gilbert-Chappelle Distinguished Poet Award, and a Pushcart Prize.

He received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction for his book Macnolia, which focuses on the life of MacNolia Cox, a spunky 13-year-old girl who won the Akron District Spelling Bee in 1936.