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Event Details

  • March 18, 2021
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Free


  • Virtual
  • Ithaca, NY

Event Description

The Eamon McEneaney Memorial Reading by Charif ShanahanCharif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award, and winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Shanahan’s poems appear in American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, PBS NewsHour, Poetry, and in the recent anthologies, American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time and African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song. Shanahan is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship; the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University; and a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant to Morocco, among other awards and recognitions. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Instruction in the undergraduate and Litowitz MFA+MA programs at Northwestern University. This reading is made possible by Eamon McEneaney’s Cornell teammates, family, and friends. In addition to being one of Cornell’s most talented and best-loved athletes, Eamon McEneaney ’77 was a dedicated husband and father, loyal friend, prolific writer and poet, and an American hero. He died on September 11, 2001, in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. This is the third virtual event in the Spring 2021 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series: Together. Free and open to the public For more information about the Zalaznick Reading Series, visit english.cornell.edu/zalaznick, email creativewriting@cornell.edu or call 607.255.7847. This event is presented by the Department of English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University This event is presented by the Department of Literatures in English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University

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