Mon, February 24, 2020
18:00 – 19:30
VILLA LA PIETRA
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Florence, Italy
Followed by a reading of her work, poet and arts administrator Nicole Sealey talks about her career and creative path.
Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.
In collaboration with Black History Month Florence V Edition and the American Academy in Rome.
POET AND ARTS ADMINITRATOR
Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Apopka, Florida, Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast, finalist for the PEN Open Book and Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her other honors include a 2019 Rome Prize, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review, the Poetry International Prize and a Daniel Varoujan Award, grants from the Elizabeth George and Jerome Foundations, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, Cave Canem, MacDowell Colony and the Poetry Project. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. Nicole holds an MLA in Africana studies from the University of South Florida and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. Formerly the executive director at Cave Canem Foundation, she is a 2019-2020 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.