The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Home / Writers / Chris Nealon
Photograph of Chris Nealon

Chris Nealon

Visiting Writer 2019

About Chris Nealon

Chris Nealon teaches English at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of two books of literary criticism, Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall (Duke, 2001) and The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in The American Century (Harvard, 2011), and four books of poetry: The Joyous Age (Black Square Editions, 2004), Plummet (Edge Books, 2009), Heteronomy (Edge, 2014), and The Shore (forthcoming from Wave Books in 2020). He lives in Washington, DC with his husband and son.

Find Events with Chris Nealon

The Poetics of Borders, Race, and Capital
Wendy Trevino, Chris Nealon

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
Location: Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Type & Genre: Reading, Talk; Latinx, Poetry, Race

"A border, like race, is a cruel fiction
Maintained by constant policing, violence
Always threatening a new map. It takes
Time, lots of people’s time, to organize
The world this way. & violence. It takes more
Violence. Violence no one can confuse for
Anything but violence."

—from "Brazilian Is Not a Race" by Wendy Trevino, courtesy of The Poetry Project