Eduardo C. Corral
Eduardo C. Corral is the son of Mexican immigrants. Graywolf Press published his second book, Guillotine, in 2020. His first book, Slow Lightning, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Hodder Fellowship and the National Holmes Poetry Prize, both from Princeton University. He teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University. (Photo courtesy of Matt Valentine.)
“Obsess over the dead. Not living writers. Read everything you can. Let it all seep in. Pay attention to the language around you. Don't discard the lowbrow. Don't venerate the highbrow. Find a different path. Translate foreign poems into English. Remember: an interesting life isn't enough. Don't worship your teachers. Your peers aren't your competition. Your competition is silence, the Void. Writing is hard work. Don't forget that.”
-Eduardo C. Corral, “An interview with poet Eduardo C. Corral, by Michael Laurenty,” Barn Owl Review
About Writing Now Reading Series
Structured around the work of several visiting contemporary writers, the Writing Now Reading Series and Seminar is a required course for CalArts MFA creative writing graduate students that showcases vibrant new modalities for writing that refresh today’s interconnected creative fields. Writing Now offers inspiring points of contact and critical conversation about writing process and practice between visiting writers, students and local audiences, with an eye for fostering the collaborative, the future-forward, and the unexpected in literature.