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Yet Do I Marvel: Black Iconic Poets of the Twentieth Century

Thursday, June 6th, 7:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street

This event is free on a first come, first served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before a program. Programs typically last one hour.

In a Chicago segment of the Poetry Society of America's 2013 national series, distinguished poets and writers Quraysh Ali Lansana, Rosellen Brown, Kwame Dawes, Haki Madhubuti, Dipika Mukherjee, and Ed Roberson offer illuminating presentations on major twentieth century figures. Join the Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Society of America for a reading and discussion of the work and influence of Lucille Clifton, June Jordan, Gwendolyn Brooks, Kamau Brathwaite, and others.

Co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America


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