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Poet Nicole Terez Dutton Reads at Seton Hall  

Nicole Terez DuttonPoetry-in-the-Round hosts award-winning poet Nicole Terez Dutton on Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. ET in a free online event.

Nicole Terez Dutton is the author of If One Of Us Should Fall (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

Published in the Pitt Poetry Series, which has featured many of the most renowned contemporary poets in the country since it was launched in 1967, If One Of Us Should Fall was also chosen by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association as a 2013 Honor Book Winner for poetry.

Of the book, Patricia Smith says, “Nicole Terez Dutton’s fierce and formidable debut throbs with restless beauty and a lyrical undercurrent that is both empowered and unpredictable. Every poem is unsettling in that delicious way that changes and challenges the reader. There is nothing here that does not hurtle forward.”

Booklist calls it “A lyrical debut of impressive breadth, one in which multiple, often conflicting emotions find polyphonic expression.”

Dutton’s work has appeared in Callaloo, Ploughshares, 32 Poems, Indiana Review, and Salt Hill Journal. She earned an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Frost Place, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the editor of the Kenyon Review.

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Register here.

About the Series:
Poetry-in-the-Round has brought some of the best contemporary writers from around the world to Seton Hall University for the past three decades. Some of those visitors have included Jennifer Egan, Susan Choi, Dinaw Mengestu, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Ben Lerner, Téa Obreht, Brandon Taylor, Parul Seghal, Elif Batuman, Christine Schutt, Heidi Julavits, Ben Marcus, Jenny Offill, Gary Shteyngart, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Karen Russell, Alexandra Kleeman, Helen Phillips, Major Jackson, Deborah Eisenberg, Susan Orlean, Jonathan Franzen, Joyce Carol Oates, Salman Rushdie, Russell Banks, C.K. Williams, Nadine Gordimer, Jamaica Kincaid, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, and many others. The series has worked to bring established and up-and-coming new writers to the attention of Seton Hall students and the community.

Can't make it to this event? Poetry-in-the-Round is pleased to feature speakers throughout the academic year. Take a look at the schedule of upcoming Poetry-in-the-Round guest speakers below:

  • February 8, 2023 at 7 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding, author of Tinkers, which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
  • March 29, 2023 at 7 p.m.: Award-winning fiction writer Nathan Oates, author of A Flaw in the Design.
  • April 19, 2023 at 7 p.m.: Award-winning prose writer Courtney Zoffness, author of Spilt Milk, named a "must-read" by Good Morning America.

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