Esteemed poet Robin Coste Lewis will present at the University of Houston

Robin Coste Lewis earned the National Book Award.
Robin Coste Lewis earned the National Book Award. | File photo

Robin Coste Lewis, an acclaimed poet who received rave reviews for her poetry book "Voyage of the Stable Venus,” will speak at the University of Houston in early February.

Lewis earned the National Book Award for her collection, which explores the portrayal of the black female figure in Western art. The collection was published in 2015 by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and has been praised by such prestigious outlets as the New York Times and the New Yorker.

Lewis, a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at the University of Southern California and a Cave Canem fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, holds a master of fine arts from New York University. She also studied at Harvard University, receiving a master of theological studies from its Divinity School.

Her presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the M.D. Anderson Library’s Elizabeth Rockwell Pavilion. The event will be free to the public.

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