Distinguished Voices in Literature

Calendar of Events Spring 2023

Benjamin Garcia

Benjamin Garcia

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
5 p.m. 
Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, Room 219

A 2023 NEA Fellow in poetry, Benjamin Garcias first collection, Thrown in the Throat, won the National Poetry Series and the Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, in addition to being a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He works as a sexual health and harm reduction educator in New Yorks Finger Lakes region, where he received the Jill Gonzalez Health Educator Award recognizing contributions to HIV treatment and prevention. A CantoMundo and Lambda Literary fellow, he serves as core faculty at Alma Colleges low-residency MFA program. His poems and essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in: AGNI, American Poetry Review, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, and New England Review. His video poem “Ode to the Peacock” is available for viewing at the Broad Museums website as part of El Poder de la Poesia: Latinx Voices in Response to HIV/ AIDS.

Barrett Bowlin

Barrett Bowlin

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

5:00 p.m. 

Dowd Art Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106

Barrett Bowlin is the author of the short story collection, Ghosts Caught on Film (Bridge Eight Press). His essays and short fiction can be found in places like Ninth Letter, Barrelhouse, Salt Hill, Waxwing, Bayou, and Hoxie Gorge Review. Links to his work online can be found at barrettbowlin.com.

Distinguished Voices in Literature is made possible by the generous support of: The President’s Office, the Haines Fund, the Provost’s Office, the Dean’s office, Campus Artist and Lectures Series, Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee, ASC, the Writing Center, and the English Department.

For questions, please contact Heather.Bartlett@cortland.edu