Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. He is the author of Wild Hundreds, from which he will be reading selections, and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Wild Hundreds has been honored with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s award for Poetry Book of the Year and The Great Lakes College Association’s New Writer Award. He completed his B.A. at Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. at The University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program. Nate has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Poetry Foundation, and The University of Michigan. He is the Director of National Programs for Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival and has taught at The University of Michigan, Wabash College, and Northwestern University.
This program is a part of Evanston Reads: Citizen, An American Lyric. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.