Can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this event!
I will be there, camera in hand, snapping photos and taking notes to post on the blog after the reading. Here are the event details:
THE HOWARD GOTLIEB ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CENTERandTHE POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA present
STATE OF THE ART:AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY TODAY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
PANEL 4:00 P.M. - READING 6:30 P.M.
Two events showcasing the range of distinctive voices in contemporary African-American poetry, with Elizabeth Alexander, Toi Derrecotte, Cornelius Eady, Nikki Giovanni, Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dawn Lundy Martin, Carl Phillips, Quincy Troupe, Sonia Sanchez and Afaa Michael Weaver.
The panel will be moderated by Dante Micheaux. The reading will be introduced by Boston’s inaugural Poet Laureate, Sam Cornish.
Admission is free.
George Sherman Student Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue