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Author Reading: Éric Morales-Franceschini

Author Reading: Éric Morales-Franceschini

Fresno State's Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing presents an author reading with Éric Morales-Franceschini, winner of the 2022 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. The online event, hosted by Prof. Mai Der Vang, is part of the Fresno Poets' Association series. Featuring a Q&A with the author.

6 to 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Online (Zoom)

Free admission

Pre-registration on Zoom is required

Éric Morales-Franceschini is the author of Syndrome (Anhinga Press, 2024), winner of the 2022 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry as selected by Juan Felipe Herrera. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Tampa, Florida, Morales-Franceschini is a former construction worker, U.S. Army veteran, and community college graduate who now holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and is Assistant Professor of English and Latin American Studies at the University of Georgia in Athens. He is the author of the chapbook Autopsy of a Fall (Newfound, 2021), winner of the 2020 Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and The Epic of Cuba Libre: The Mambí, Mythopoetics, and Liberation (U of Virginia Press, 2022). A recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson and Ford foundations, his essays and poetry have been published in scholarly and literary venues including: Global South Studies, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Age of Revolutions, Small Axe, Acentos Review, Kweli, Muzzle, AGNI, and Boston Review. Syndrome is his debut full-length collection.

You can pre-order a copy of Syndrome directly from the publisher, Anhinga Press. The book will be available widely in January 2024.

This event is supported in part by community gifts to the Fresno Poets' Association series

Pre-registration on Zoom is required to attend. By registering, you understand and consent to participating in the audio, video and written recording of the Zoom meeting.

All participants are welcome. For disability related accommodations or access information, please contact Mai Der Vang at or 559.278.1569. Requests should be made at least one week in advance of the event.

Thursday, February 29, 2024


Mai Der Vang

Phone: 559.278.1569
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