Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration

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Gwendolyn Brooks | Credit: poetrycrush.org

From Poets.org

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) with poets Angela Jackson and Quraysh Ali Lansana, who will read Brooks’ work and engage in a conversation on her legacy. A Shelley Memorial Award winner, Jackson is the author of numerous plays, novels and poetry collections, including the National Book Award-nominated And All These Roads Be Luminous: Poems Selected and New (Northwestern University Press, 1998). Lansana is the author of numerous poetry collections, including mystic turf (Willow Books, 2012) and They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems (Third World Press, 2004);  with Nate Marshall and Kevin Coval, he edited The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop (Haymarket Books, 2015). Co-hosted by the NYU Creative Writing Program. Free and open to the public.

Friday, January 27, 2017 – 5:00pm

Admission Fee: $0.00
Contact: info@ccpoets.org

More info here: https://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/event/gwendolyn-brooks-centennial-celebration

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