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Yet Do I Marvel: A Chicago Celebration Of Black Iconic Poets Of The 20th Century

The Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Society of America are pleased to bring to Chicago a national celebration of black iconic poets. Quraysh Ali Lansana, Rosellen Brown, Kwame Dawes, Haki Madhubuti, Dipika Mukherjee, and Ed Roberson will read and discuss the work of such illustrious poets as Lucille Clifton, June Jordan, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Kamau Brathwaite, among others.

When: Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m.
Where: Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street
Admission: Free admission on a first come, first served basis

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Bonus video curated by The Beachwood Value Added Affairs Desk.

Quraysh Ali Lansana with a basketball poem.


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Rosellen Brown on a live woman being coated with molten wax.

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Kwame Dawes on AIDS, journalism and poetry.

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Haki Madhubuti on badasses Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis.

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Dipika Mukherjee on Thunder Demons.

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Ed Roberson with "Sequoia Sempervirons."

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Lucille Clifton with "Homage To My Hips."

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June Jordan with "Poem About My Rights."

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Gwendolyn Brooks with "A Song In The Front Yard."

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Kamau Brathwaite's "Calypso."


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Posted on May 29, 2013


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