Celebrating Poetry Month with National Book Award Finalist Fred Moten, April 25th

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, in collaboration with The Brooklyn Public Library and Wesleyan University Press, celebrates Poetry Month with poet and National Book Award finalist

Fred Moten

author of “The Little Edges” and “The Feel Trio”.

Featuring Readings by:Mel Cook_pic

Tara Betts_pic  Poet Tara Betts, author of “Arc & Hue,”


  Mel Cooke, a poet from Jamaica and author of

  “Seh Sup’m: Live from Kingston”.


Saturday, April 25, 2015
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 

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Download a PDF version of the program:
Program_CBL 2015 Poetry Month Handout final doc

Fred Moten lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches at the University of California, Riverside. He is author of Arkansas (Pressed Wafer); In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press); I ran from it but was still in it. (Cusp Books); Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works);  B Jenkins (Duke University Press); and The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions), which is a finalist for the National Book Award. (from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/fred-moten)

The program will include author readings, a Q& A with the audience, and a book signing.

The Poetry Month program is part of Medgar Evers College’s English department’s conference, which takes place from April 24 to April 25, 2015. www.mec.cuny.edu


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