Bearden’s Odyssey featuring Kwame Dawes, Matthew Shenoda & Natasha Trethewey
Inspired by Romare Bearden’s 1977 sequence of twenty watercolors, Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) gathers original poems from thirty-five of the most revered African diaspora poets in the United States. The book’s award-winning editors, Kwame Dawes and Matthew Shenoda, join the nineteenth US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, for a reading and conversation about Bearden and his work.
Cosponsored with Cave Canem Foundation and Triquarterly Books
61 West Superior Street