The Literary Descendants of Etheridge Knight
Etheridge Knight (1931-1991)
WHO: Etheridge Knight often said it is “a valid ambition to want the words you strung together to live on the lips of ordinary people.” Today, four emerging African-American poets echo that sentiment with each line they write. Reginald Dwayne Betts, Randall Horton, Marcus Jackson and John Murillo have come together to form the Symphony. These four poets combine their voices into four movements that form one song: a multitudinous story of love, prison, fatherhood and the denizens of cities often absent from American verse.
Horton is an assistant professor of English and Murillo is an adjunct professor of English, both at UNH.
WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 6:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
WHERE: Bartels Hall – Alumni Lounge, 300 Boston Post Road, University of New Haven
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact José García-León at JGarciaLeon@newhaven.edu
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