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The Way We Live Now: Hilton Als and America’s Poets

The Way We Live Now: Hilton Als and America’s Poets

Overview

(Above photo credit: Hilton Als/Ali Smith)

Writer and theater critic Hilton Als joins The Greene Space as our next artist-in-residence, exploring the ways poets and poetry reflect contemporary life.

In The Way We Live Now: Hilton Als and America’s Poets, Als puts poets at the center of the conversation as it concerns America, its goals, aspirations, defeats and realities.

About the Artist-in-Residence 

Hilton Als began contributing to The New Yorker in 1989, writing pieces for Talk of the Town. He became a staff writer in 1994, a theater critic in 2002 and chief theater critic in 2013. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Writing, a George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, the American Academy’s Berlin Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his work at The New Yorker in 2017. He is the author of the critically acclaimed White Girls, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award in 2014, and a Professor at Columbia University’s Writing Program. Als lives in New York City.

Night 1 — Michael Dickman and Brenda Shaughnessy

Night 2 — Hilton Als in Conversation with Shane McCrae and Michael R. Jackson

Night 3 — Saskia Hamilton and Kathleen Chalfant

Night 4 — Carolyn Forché and Natalie Diaz

Upcoming Events

Hilton Als in Conversation with Michael Dickman and Brenda Shaughnessy

The Way We Live Now: Hilton Als and America’s Poets

Join The New Yorker's Hilton Als as he kicks off his residency exploring the ways poets and poetry reflect contemporary American life.

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Hilton Als in Conversation with Shane McCrae and Michael R. Jackson

The Way We Live Now: Hilton Als and America’s Poets

Join The New Yorker's Hilton Als as he continues his residency exploring the ways poets and poetry reflect contemporary American life.

Available for live streaming
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Hilton Als in Conversation with Saskia Hamilton and Kathleen Chalfant

The Way We Live Now: Hilton Als and America’s Poets

Join The New Yorker's Hilton Als as he continues his residency exploring the ways poets and poetry reflect contemporary American life.

Sold Out Get Tickets

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