Eduardo Corral's collection of poetry, "Slow Lightning," which "The New York Times Book Review" calls "wise and immense," won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, making him the first Latino poet to receive the honor. He joins such distinguished previous winners as Adrienne Rich, W. S. Merwin, and John Ashbery. His poems have appeared in "Beloit Poetry Journal," "New England Review," "Ploughshares," and "Poetry," as well as other journals and anthologies. He received the 2011 Whiting Writers Award and a Discovery/The Nation award, and was selected for residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has served as the Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University as well as the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University, and is the interview editor for "Boxcar Poetry Review." Funding for this event is provided by the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series.