Community Voices: Poets Speak – Ronaldo V. Wilson

Thu Feb 17 2022 at 05:00 pm to 05:30 pm UTC-08:00

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) | San Francisco

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Publisher/HostMuseum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Community Voices: Poets Speak \u2013 Ronaldo V. Wilson
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In this weekly series, six Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions. They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work. Come and listen, and experience art that moves your spirit to consider power and liberation.
January 13th-February 17th feature individual performances.
These readings and discussions culminate in the MoAD Salon with an evening of performance by all the poets in this series on February 24th.
Featured Poet:
Interdisciplinary artist, poet and scholar Ronaldo V. Wilson, PhD is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh 2008), Poems of the Black Object(Futurepoem Books 2009), Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other (Counterpath Press, 2015), and Lucy 72 (1913 Press, 2018). Wilson’s Carmelina: Figures (Wendy’s Subway, 2021) and Virgil Kills: Stories(Nightboat Books, 2022) are forthcoming. Wilson is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Kundiman, MacDowell, the Center for Art and Thought, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. He is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at UC Santa Cruz, serving on the core faculty of the Creative Critical PhD Program, and principal faculty of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.
This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers.
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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), 685 Mission St, San Francisco, United States

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