Shane McCrae Readings and Lecture
In conjunction with the Duke University English Department, Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts hosts poet Shane McCrae for a visit on October 20, 2022. DITA presents a lunchtime lecture in the Alumni Memorial Common Room at 12:30 PM.
McCrae is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently "Cain Named the Animal," and the recipient of numerous awards, such as a Whiting Writers' Award, a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. McCrae's poetry deals with race, religion, and American identity. His story is particularly challenging and impacts his art and faith deeply. Born to a White mother and a Black father, McCrae was raised by his grandparents, who were White supremacists that denied he was Black.
McCrae's lecture will address theology, art, and personhood. Lunch is provided for the first forty guests, and no admission is necessary.