Harriet Reading Series: Joyelle McSweeney and Tyrone Williams
Thursday, May 1st, 6:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
The Harriet Reading Series features established and emerging poets whose innovative approaches to the craft of poetry have appeared on Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog. Poet and novelist Joyelle McSweeney is the winner of the inaugural Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. Co-editor of Action Books and a contributing writer to the culture blog Montevidayo, McSweeney teaches at the University of Notre Dame. The editor of African American Literature: Revised Edition (2008) and author of five poetry collections, Tyrone Williams creates work that challenges and investigates language, history and race.
A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.