Axinn Center Abernethy Room (221)
Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Open to the Public

Poet Cheswayo Mphanza (‘16) will read from his award winning collection, The Rinehart Frames. Mphanza was born in Lusaka, Zambia and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a B.A. in English from Middlebury College and an MFA in poetry from Rutgers-Newark. His work has appeared in the New England Review, the Paris Review, Hampden-Sydney Review, Boston Review, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Hurston/Wright Foundation, Callaloo, Cave Canem, Columbia University, and is a Creative Capital 2022 fellow. The Rinehart Frames won the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, and is a finalist for the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.

Sponsored by:
English & American Literatures; African Studies

Contact Organizer

Nuceder, Jennifer