Poet, scholar, and artist Ronaldo V. Wilson to give a poetry reading Feb. 15 as part of residency in Hanes Art Gallery

Ronaldo V. Wilson sits in a cafe by a window, looking off to the left. He appears to be speaking, with his elbow resting on the table and his hand raised in front of him.Wake Forest Kenan Chair in the Humanities Laura Mullen and Hanes Art Gallery are bringing performance artist, poet, writer, and visual artist Ronaldo V. Wilson for week-long residency at the Gallery February 13-22, 2023. His visit is part of the gallery’s “Ad(d) Hoc” spring 2023 programming.

Wilson will use the Gallery as a venue for performances, events, exhibitions, and interactions, including a free public poetry reading and performance on Wednesday, February 15, at 5 pm. Events are co-sponsored by the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in the Humanities, Hanes Gallery, the Interdisciplinary Arts Center, and the Department of English.

Additional events related to Wilson’s residency will be added as we get closer to the date.

Ronaldo V. Wilson, PhD, is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man, winner of the Cave Canem Prize; Poems of the Black Object, winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry; Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other, finalist for a Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; and Lucy 72. His latest books are Carmelina: Figures and Virgil Kills: Stories.

The recipient of numerous fellowships, including Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Ford Foundation, Kundiman, MacDowell, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Yaddo, Wilson is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at U.C. Santa Cruz, serving on the core faculty of the Creative Critical PhD Program; principal faculty member of CRES (Critical Race and Ethnic Studies); and affiliate faculty member of DANM (Digital Arts and New Media). 

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