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Friday, October 20 • 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Readings from Letters to the Future: Black Women, Radical Writing

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Editors of the forthcoming anthology Letters to the Future: BLACK Writing/Radical WRITING (Kore Press) propose a panel short reading followed by in-depth discussion focusing on the proliferation of black women writing in expansive, experimental, innovate, inquiring, prophetic, and profane forms/un-forms. 


Moderators
avatar for Dawn Lundy Martin

Dawn Lundy Martin

Professor and Co-Director of CAAPP, University of Pittsburgh
Dawn Lundy Martin was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her first poetry collection, A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering. Her second book, DISCIPLINE, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. Her third collection of poems, Life... Read More →

Speakers
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Duriel E. Harris

Duriel E. Harris is a poet, performer, and sound artist. She is author of three print volumes of poetry, including her most recent awardwinning, No Dictionary of a Living Tongue (Nightboat, 2017), Drag (2003) and Amnesiac: Poems (2010), and her multi-genre one-woman theatrical performance... Read More →
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Erica Hunt

Parsons Family Professor of Creative Writing, Long Island University--Brooklyn
Erica Hunt works at the forefront of experimental poetry and poetics, critical race theory, and feminist aesthetics. She has written three books of poetry: Arcade, with artist Alison Saar, Piece Logic, and Local History (Roof Books, 1993). Her published and forthcoming essays include... Read More →
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Harryette Mullen

Harryette Mullen's poetry collection Recyclopedia (Graywolf 2006) won a PEN Beyond Margins Award in 2007. Her previous book, Sleeping with the Dictionary (University of California, 2002) was a finalist for a National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles... Read More →
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Wendy S. Walters

Author, MULTIPLY/DIVDE: ON THE AMERICAN REAL AND SURREAL
Wendy S. Walters is the author of a book of prose, Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal (Sarabande Books, 2015), named a best book of the year by Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, Literary Hub, The Root, and Huffington Post. She is also the author of two books of poems, Troy, Michigan... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Theater at Poetry Center (Rubel Room)