The Kenyon Review and the Department of English welcome Charles Boyer and Randall Horton.
Charles Boyer is a fiction writer and poet. His novel "History’s Child" won the 2014 Associated Writers and Writing Programs Award for the Novel, chosen by Mary Gaitskill. It also won the Great Lakes College Association 2017 New Writers’ Award for the Novel. He has published poems and stories in such magazines as The Larcom Review, the Atlanta Review, and Livingston Press, and won a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board and a Fellowship from the New Hampshire States Council on the Arts. He focuses on the teaching of writing as well as 20th century literature and philosophy.
Randall Horton‘s past awards include the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature, and most recently the GLCA New Writers Award for Creative Nonfiction for "Hook: A Memoir" (Augury Books, 2015). His previous work includes poetry collections "The Definition of Place" (Main Street Rag, 2006), "The Lingua France of Ninth Street" (Main Street Rag, 2009), and "Pitch Dark Anarchy" (Trquarterly, 2013). Horton is an Associate Professor of English at the University of New Haven. He is a member of the experimental performance group “Heroes Are Gang Leaders” with recent performances at Berlin JazzFest, Crossing the Border Festival in The Hague and Jazz Jantar in Gdansk, Poland. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he now resides in New York City.
Monday, February 19 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Cheever Room in Finn House
102 West Wiggin Street, Gambier, OH 43022