Brian Blanchfield WINS Whiting Award for Nonfiction

Brian Blanchfield WINS Whiting Award for Nonfiction

Congratulations to Brian Blanchfield, winner of the 2016 Whiting Award for Non Fiction for his book Proxies: Essays Near Knowing (A Reckoning). This is a much-deserved win for Brian and for Proxies, whose official release date hasn't even arrive and is already on such a roll.

Brian is currently on a wide-ranging tour throughout the United States over the next month, possibly coming to your town:

3/25 @ New York Book Launch Party for PROXIES, Callicoon Fine Arts 6:30-8pm. New York, NY
3/31 @ Omnidawn / SpeCt Books / Canarium Reading. Doheny Library, University of Southern California @ 7pm. Los Angeles, CA.
4/1 AWP Offsite Event: Nightboat Books and Lana Turner Reading at Blank Spaces: Brian Blanchfield, Dawn Lundy Martin, Cole Swensen, Michael Heller and more @8pm. 529 South Broadway, #4000, Los Angeles, CA.

4/2 @ Semiotexte and Friends w/ Dodie Bellamy, Garth Greenwell, Ed Pavlic, Feliz Molina, Kevin Killian, Jarett Kobek, LA Contemporary Archive @ 6:30pm. Los Angeles, CA.
4/6 @ Elliott Bay Books @7pm. Seattle, WA.
4/8 @ The Mission Creek Festival. Iowa City, IA.
4/11 @ Left Bank Books @7pm. St. Louis, MO.
4/13 @ Literati Books @7pm. Ann Arbor, MI.

4/14 @ Seminary Co-op Books. Reading & conversation w/ Srikanth @6pm Reddy. Chicago, IL
4/15 @ Rain Taxi Reading Series w/ Juliet Patterson at The Club Room at The Red Stag Supper Club @7pm. Minneapolis, MN.

4/19  Nightboat Books Reading @ Bryant Park, Kinokuniya Bookstore w/ E. Tracy Grinnell, Felix Bernstein, Paolo Javier & Cole Swensen @ 6pm. New York, NY
4/22 @ The Publicly Complex, at Ada Books w/ CA Conrad. Providence, RI.
4/23 @The Federal Dust series at Ottobar w/ Chris Nealon & Sandra Simonds @5pm. Baltimore, MD.
4/26 @ The New School. Klein Room, Rm. @6:30pm, New York, NY
4/28 @ The Prose Series at the University of Arizona Poetry Center w/ Fenton Johnson @7pm. Tucson, AZ
4/30 @ The Little Corner Reading Series at The Shed. w/ Kathryn Pringle @8pm. Durham, NC

Brian Blanchfield, a poet and essayist, is the author of three books, including two collections of poetry: Not Even Then (University of California Press, 2004) and A Several World (Nightboat Books, 2014), which received the 2014 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and was long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. His third book, Proxies, is a collection of essays forthcoming from Nightboat in April 2016. He is the recipient of a 2015–16 George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation fellowship. His recent work has appeared in The Nation, The Brooklyn Rail, A Public Space, The Paris Review, Brick, and The Poetry Project Newsletter, among other publications. Since 2010, Blanchfield has been the poetry editor of Fence, and he currently serves as the guest editor of the PEN Poetry Series. Blanchfield is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and lives in Tucson, Arizona.