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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

POETRY EVENT - CHICAGO



A Celebration of International Poetry: New Generation African Poets Amy Lukau, Tsitsi Jaji, Ladan Osman, Viola Allo & Warsan Shire

A Celebration of International Poetry: New Generation African Poets Amy Lukau, Tsitsi Jaji, Ladan Osman, Viola Allo & Warsan Shire : Foundation Events
Thursday, Jul 9, 7:00PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free Admission
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The Poetry Society of America continues its 2015 national series, A Celebration of International Poetry, at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. The series will travel to six cities and focus on major international poets from any era.
In this third installment, we celebrate five emerging poets from Africa, Amy Lukau, Tsitsi Jaji, Ladan Osman, Viola Allo, andWarsan Shire, whose work has been recently published in the New Generation African Poetschapbook series, a publishing initiative of the African Poetry Book Fund (APBF). View previous chapbooks in the series, including works by Jaji, Osman, and Shire at Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute's Poets in the WorldCo-editors Chris Abani and Kwame Dawes, along with APBF Editorial Board Member Matthew Shenoda, will discuss the project and introduce the emerging poets, who will then read from their work.
Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America

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