AT THE ACE HOTEL DTLA: Charif Shanahan presents TRACE EVIDENCE w/ Morgan Parker, Safia Elhillo, & Paul Tran

AT THE ACE HOTEL DTLA: Charif Shanahan presents TRACE EVIDENCE w/ Morgan Parker, Safia Elhillo, & Paul Tran

Charif Shanahan presents new poetry collection TRACE EVIDENCE with guest readings from Safia Elhillo, Morgan Parker, and Paul Tran!

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In Trace Evidence, the urgent follow-up to his award-winning debut Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, Charif Shanahan continues his piercing meditations on the intricacies of mixed-race identity, queer desire, time, mortality, and the legacies of anti-Blackness in the US and abroad. At the collection’s center sits “On the Overnight from Agadir,” a poem that chronicles Shanahan’s survival of a devastating bus accident in Morocco, his mother’s birth country, and ruminates on home, belonging, and the mysteries of fate. With rich lyricism, power, and tenderness, Trace Evidence centers the racial periphery and excavates the vestiges of our violent colonial past in the most intimate aspects of our lives. In a language yoked equally to the physical and metaphysical worlds, the poet articulates the need we all share for real intimacy and connection, and proves, time and again, that the true cost of our separateness is the love that our survival requires.

About the Author

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, a Lambda Literary Award and Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award Finalist. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, PBS NewsHour, and Poetry. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Stegner Fellowship Program, and the Fulbright Commission. An Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Northwestern University, Charif lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Trace Evidence: Poems By Charif Shanahan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953534668
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Published: Tin House Books - March 21st, 2023