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Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 7:30PM
Poet Maurice Manning, a white man wearing glasses, a button down shirt, hooded sweatshirt, and jeans, is standing in front of a two-story wooden building and trees
I will tell you the truth about this: Abraham Lincoln and The Civil War
Tracy K. Smith and Maurice Manning will share poetry that explores the life of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

Tracy K. Smith is the author of Wade in the Water; Life on Mars, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Duende, winner of the James Laughlin Award; and The Body’s Question, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is the editor of an anthology, American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time, and the author of a memoir, Ordinary Light, finalist for the National Book Award. From 2017 to 2019, Smith served as Poet Laureate of the United States. She teaches at Princeton University.

Maurice Manning’s first book, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, was selected by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Manning’s other collections include The Common Man, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, and One Man’s Dark. Railsplitter is his seventh collection. A former Guggenheim fellow, Manning teaches at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, and for the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Please note that this event will be presented via virtual platform in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Access links will be included in a performance reminder email closer to the event.

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Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 7:30PM


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