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Carl Hancock Rux

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Carl Hancock Rux is a multi-disciplinary writer selected by the New York Times Magazine as “One of Thirty Artists Under The Age of Thirty Most Likely To Influence Culture Over The Next Thirty Years” (New York Times, 1994) and featured on the cover of The Village Voice as one of “Eight Writers on The Verge Of (Impacting) The Literary Landscape…” (Village Voice, June, 1998)… Rux, a New York City foster care alumnus and Columbia University graduate , is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel, Asphalt (Simon & Schuster/Washington Square Press), the Village Voice Literary prize-winning collection of poetry, Pagan Operetta (Fly By Night/Autonomedia Press), and the OBIE award-winning play, Talk (published by TCG press/voted by Time Out as one of the top ten plays of 2002). Rux’s poetry, fiction, plays and essays have been published in numerous anthologies and journals in the United States and abroad. He has been a contributing writer for several magazines and periodicals including Interview, Essence, Honey, Manhattan File, aRUDE, NKA Journal Of Contemporary African Art, Brooklyn Bridge and American Theater magazine.

His collaborations include commissioned text and performances with several performing artists and dance companies including The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Urban Bush Women, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Dance Theater, Jane Comfort & Co., and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. among others. Most recently his music was featured in Ronald K.

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