Voices from Our Archives
Wednesday 12 September 2012
Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. She is the author of the bestselling book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, which won the 42nd...Event Details
The Fire This Time: A Tribute to James Baldwin with Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, Kevin Young, et al.
Wednesday 11 February 2015
Nikky Finney is the author of five books of poetry and a collection of short stories, including On Wings Made of Gauze, Rice, Heartwood, and her latest collection Lovechild’s Hot Bed of Occasional Poetry: Poems and...Event Details
Thursday 12 December 2013
Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). She is the author of five collections of poetry: Monument (2018); Thrall (2012); Native Guard (2006), winner of...Event Details
Wednesday 28 September 2011
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria and burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, hailed by critics as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” (Baltimore...Event Details
Wednesday 30 September 2015
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright and president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is the author of the acclaimed memoir The Light of the World, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in...Event Details
2020 Lannan Literary Awards & Fellowships
Lannan honors established and emerging writers of distinctive literary merit:
Carolyn Forché: Literary Award for Poetry
Hanif Abdurraqib: Literary Fellowship for Poetry
Rigoberto González: Literary Fellowship for Poetry
Isabella Hammad: Literary Fellowship for Fiction
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai: Literary Fellowship for Fiction
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma: Literary Fellowship for Fiction
Featured Event: Louise Glück with Peter Streckfus
Louise Glück is the author of over a dozen books of poetry including Faithful and Virtuous Night (winner of the National Book Award for Poetry) and the anthology Poems: 1962-2012.
A former Poet Laureate of the United States, Glück received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."
Bookworm Interview with Eileen Myles
Lannan is a supporter of Michael Silverblatt’s long-running interview series on KCRW, Bookworm. In this interview, Michael speaks with poet Eileen Myles about her latest book For Now (Why I Write).
Follow this external link to listen to the full episode at KCRW and to read an excerpt from the book.
Photo by Shae Detar
Lannan Art Collection: Recent Acquisition
Marfa Public Radio
West Texas Talk — Marfa Public Radio’s flagship program — features discussions about regional issues as well as conversations with writers, musicians, filmmakers, and artists, including interviews with Lannan poets and writers in residence. Visit their archive here.