A. Van Jordan, 38th Annual ODU Literary Festival


A. Van Jordan

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

A. Van Jordan is the author of four collections: Rise, M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, Quantum Lyrics, The Cineaste, and a chapbook, The Homesteader (2013). Jordan has won a Whiting Writers’ Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Pushcart Prize and he has been included in the 2013 Best American Poetry anthology. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a United States Artists Williams Fellowship, he was an English professor at the University of Michigan, taught in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program, and has served as the Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor at Rutgers University-Newark since fall 2014.


Jordan read on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.


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