|Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks's Centenary: A Symposium|
Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks's Centenary: A Symposium
Please join us on Wednesday, November 15th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in Murray Hall 302** for “Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks’s Centenary: A Symposium,” honoring the legacy and enduring contributions of a deeply beloved and widely admired poet. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first Black American to receive a Pulitzer Prize; she served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1985-1986 and Illinois Poet Laureate from 1968-2000. The Symposium features readings and discussion by three outstanding contemporary poets: Cathy Park Hong, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.
The poets' names above are hyperlinked to bios; what follows are sample poems by each, to entice you:
Cathy Park Hong: "Ontology of Chang and Eng, the Original Siamese Twins," "Ballad in A," and "Notorious"
|Location Murray Hall 302, CAC|
|Contact Evie Shockley email@example.com|