Live from Prairie Lights: Anthony McCann

Shadowlands, by Anthony McCann
August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Second floor

Writers’ Workshop graduate in poetry Anthony McCann will read from his new work of nonfiction, Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff.  "A momentous and important non-fiction debut . . . The core subject is nothing less than the nature of American identity and the concept of freedom. Admirably, McCann's ethos is not that of a neutral bystander but of a truth seeker. He thinks through viewpoints with depth and empathy, but he also takes stands and calls out the problematic for what it is. . . . This is a heavily researched and thoughtful book, written with detail and care, that asks big questions of the reader and of the country." —starred review, Booklist

Anthony McCann is the author of the poetry collections Thing MusicI Heart Your Fate, and Moongarden. He currently teaches creative writing at the California Institute of the Arts and in the Low-Residency MFA program of University of California, Riverside. He lives in the Mojave Desert.