- October 20th, 2016
- in Cuba Week Speakers
Hank Lazer has published 23 books of poetry, including Poems Hidden in Plain View (2016, in English and in French), Brush Mind: At Hand (2016), N18, Portions, The New Spirit, and Days. His selected poems have appeared in bilingual editions in China and Italy and will be published shortly in Cuba by Torre de Letras Press. He has traveled to Cuba on four occasions, giving readings, talks, and, with Andrew Raffo Dewar, two jazz-poetry concerts. In 2015, Lazer was selected to receive Alabama’s most prestigious literary prize, the Harper Lee Award, for lifetime achievement in literature. Lazer retired from The University of Alabama in January 2014 from his positions as associate provost for academic affairs, executive director of Creative Campus, and professor of English.