Tiphanie Yanique Visits Emory to Promote New Poetry Collection

February 20, 2017

ATLANTA—Prose writer and poet Tiphanie Yanique delivers a free reading Monday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of Emory University’s Woodruff Library. A booksigning and reception will follow the reading. Yanique hosts a colloquium on her work Tuesday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the Kemp-Malone Library of the Callaway Center. 

Tiphanie Yanique is an award-winning, New York based prose writer and poet. Originally from the Virgin Islands, Yanique serves as an associate professor in the MFA program at the New School in New York City, where she received the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award. Her most recent poetry collection “Wife” was awarded the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the United Kingdom’s 2016 Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection. 

Yanique’s novel “Land of Love and Drowning,” won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, and was listed by NPR as one of the Best Books of 2014. Her writing has won the Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship and an Academy of American Poet’s Prize. 

Tiphanie Yanique gives a free reading of her work Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of Emory University’s Woodruff Library. Tuesday, March 21, at 2:30 p.m., Yanique hosts a colloquium co-sponsored by the Hightower Fund