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Visiting Writer: Patrick Rosal

Patrick Rosal is the author of four full-length poetry collections: Boneshepherds (2011), which was named a small press highlight by the National Book Critics Circle and a notable book by the Academy of American Poets; My American Kundiman (2006); Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (2003); and Brooklyn Antediluvian (forthcoming in 2016). 

His poems and essays have been published widely in journals and anthologies including The New York Times, Tin House, Drunken Boat, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Grantland, Brevity, The Beacon Best, and The Best American Poetry. His awards include the Palanquin Poetry Series Award from the University of South Carolina, Aiken, for his chapbook Uncommon Denominators, and a 2009 a Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines.

Patrick Rosal is currently on the faculty of Rutgers University-Camden's MFA program. Learn more at

Earlier Event: December 12
Visiting Artist: Tom McGrath
Later Event: December 19
December Departure