The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the IUPUI English Department present the

Fall 2017 IAHI/Rufus & Louise Reiberg Series

Maggie SmithPoet Maggie Smith

Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
University Library Lilly Auditorium, 755 W. Michigan St.

GoodbonesMaggie Smith is the author of three books of poetry: Good Bones (Fall 2017); The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, winner of the Dorset Prize and the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal in Poetry; and Lamp of the Body, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award. She is also the author of three prizewinning chapbooks. Smith’s poems have appeared in the many other journals and anthologies. Her poem “Good Bones” went viral internationally and was called the “Official Poem of 2016” by the BBC/Public Radio International. In April 2017 “Good Bones” was featured on the CBS primetime drama Madam Secretary, and to date the poem has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Smith is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, among others.

Hanif AbdurraqibPoet & Essayist Hanif Abdurraqib

Thursday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Herron School of Art & Design Basile Auditorium, 735 W. New York St.

They Can't Kill UsHanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first book of poems, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 2016 by Button Poetry. Additionally, he is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow and has worked for MTV News, where he wrote about the intersections of music, culture, and identity. Most recently, Hanif wrote the 2016 live shows MTV Video Music Awards and VH1’s Unsilent Night. Hanif's book, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, has been one of 2016’s best-selling poetry books. His debut collection of essays entitled They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, will be published in November 2017 by Two Dollar Radio. Mr. Abdurraquib’s poetry and cultural essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, ESPN the Magazine, The Fader, MTV and The Nation.

All readings are free and open to the public. IUPUI's University Library is located at 755 W. Michigan St. The Herron School of Art & Design is located at 735 W. New York St. Visitor parking is available in the North Street Garage, 819 W. North St. and the Vermont Street Garage, 1004 W. Vermont Street. For parking information, visit Parking Services. For more information about the series, contact Terry Kirts at (317) 274-8929 or For more information about IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute events, visit the IAHI. Like our Facebook page: The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series at IUPUI.

The Fall 2017 Rufus & Louise Reiberg Series is made possible by the generous support of the Reiberg Family, the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, the Office of Academic Affairs, University Library, Division of Undergraduate Education, the IUPUI Office for Women, and the Women's Studies Program at IUPUI.