Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Robert Hupp has announced an expansion of the senior artistic staff. As of Sept. 1, veteran New York based director Melissa Crespo will become the theater’s associate artistic director. Kyle Bass, who currently holds that position,…
Raymond Carver Reading Series Hosts Poet Ari Banias
Accomplished poet Ari Banias, author of the recently published “Anybody: Poems” (W.W. Norton & Co.), is the next guest author in the Raymond Carver Reading Series, on Wednesday, Oct. 19. He will take part in a Q&A at 3:45 p.m. and then read from his work at 5:30 p.m., with both activities in Gifford Auditorium.
Banias is a guest of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences.
He is the recipient of the 2014 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2012 Campbell Corner Prize, and has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner Program.
Banias’ poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Guernica, The Offing and The Volta and as part of the exhibition “Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects.”
He holds a B.A. degree from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. in poetry from Hunter College.