#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: Black Poetry: A Gala Reading
In connection with Black Poetry: A Conference, Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts/Program in Creative Writing, Bain-Swiggett Fund/Department of English, Humanities Council, Department of African American Studies, University Center for Human Values, Department of Comparative Literature, Program in Canadian Studies, Program in American Studies, and Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities will present a gala reading on Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7 p.m., at the Matthews Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey.
The featured poets are Elizabeth Alexander, Kwame Dawes, Toi Derricotte, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Haki R. Madhubuti, Harryette Mullen, Sonia Sanchez, and Kevin Young.
This event is free and open to the public; no advance tickets required.
“Black Poetry: A Conference is a truly historic international and inter-generational gathering. Over the span of 3 days, more than 40 black poets will come together to read from their work and consider the most urgent social, political and artistic questions of our time. This is a boon for scholars, artists, and book-lovers in Princeton and beyond.” —Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate and Director of Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing
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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 7:00pm