Chicago poet Nate Marshall to visit Ripon College Oct. 4

Author Nate Marshall will visit Ripon College Wednesday, Oct. 4. He will talk about his recent book, Wild Hundreds, at 7:30 p.m. in Lane Library. His visit is a part of the Ripon College Visiting Writers Series.

Originally from the south side of Chicago, Marshall is 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.

His last rap album, Grown, came out in 2015 with his group Daily Lyrical Product. Marshall is a member of The Dark Noise Collective. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. from The University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Poetry Foundation and The University of Michigan. He also 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.

The Ripon College Visiting Writers Series was launched at Ripon College with assistance from the Schang Family Visiting Writer Fund. The series regularly hosts public readings and question-and-answer sessions with some of the most influential people in contemporary literature.