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Drinking Gourd: An Evening of Poetry & Music

January 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate Nicole Sealey, the winner of this year’s Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color. Sealey holds an MLA in Africana studies from the University of South Florida and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. She is the programs director at Cave Canem Foundation and is a Cave Canem graduate fellow. Judge Chris Abani has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many honors, and is currently a Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. The evening includes a performance by composer, producer, and double bass player Tatsu Aoki.

Cosponsored with the Northwestern Poetry & Poetics Colloquium.

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January 26, 2016
7:00 pm


Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine


Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine
61 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654 United States

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