Seeding the Future of African American Poetry
The Furious Flower Poetry Center presents its decade-defining conference, September 24–27, 2014, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Malika Booker, Roger Robinson and myself will hold a talk on Poetry of the Black Diaspora: Transgressing Borders (Taylor 402). We will be investigateing The Metic Experience of the Black British Writer: Challenging the Margins. This event will be on Thursday the 25th at 4pm.
Held only once a decade, this much-anticipated gathering of poets and scholars features readings by many of the best established and emerging African American poets writing today—and all of these readings are free and open to the public. For more information and to reserve your place at the Furious Flower Poetry Conference, please visit FuriousFlower2014.com, or call us at (540) 568-8883. James Madison University and the Furious Flower Poetry Center are committed to creating events that are accessible to all.
The three-day event features readings by many of the best established and emerging African American poets writing today, and all of these readings are free and open to the public. Dedicated to Rita Dove, the 2014 conference also recognizes literary trailblazers Toi Derricotte, Michael Harper, Yusef Komunyakaa, Marilyn Nelson, Ishmael Reed, and Quincy Troupe with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Most of the events are free and open to the public. –