Drinking Gourd: An Evening of Poetry & Music


Celebrate Jenny Xie and Mayda del Valle, the winners of this year’s Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color. Jenny Xie is the author of Nowhere to Arrive and has contributed poetry to Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. Mayda del Valle was the 2001 Grand Slam Champion and went on to win the 2001 National Poetry Slam individual title. A native of Chicago’s South Side, she is a teaching artist with the Los Angeles nonprofit, Street Poets Inc. The evening includes a performance by composer, producer, and double bass player Tatsu Aoki and the Tatsu Aoki Reduction Quartet.

Cosponsored with the Northwestern Poetry & Poetics Colloquium

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Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission