Mandy Kahn is the 2019-2020 artist-in-residence at the Philosophical Research Society. Kahn is the author of two poetry collections and her work is included in The Best American Poetry 2018. She’s given readings at Cambridge University and London Review Bookshop, has been interviewed on BBC Radio, has written opera libretto for MacArthur grantee Yuval Sharon and Pulitzer prizewinner Ellen Reid, and is the recipient of the 2018 Shakespeare Prize. Kahn’s current work focuses on spirituality, the honoring of nature and the arrival of peace in the world. While in residence at the PRS, Kahn will host a series of events that combine the presentation of creative works and conversations around how an artist’s personal peace-building practice intersects with their process of making. She’ll also be writing poems that take inspiration from the volumes in Manly P. Hall’s library. Kahn is available for office hours during her tenure here; inquire at the library if you’d like to arrange a meeting.