#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: Ntozake Shange in Conversation with Yolanda Wisher
Join award-winning author and performance artist Ntozake Shange in conversation with acclaimed poet and musician Yolanda Wisher on Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m., at Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Ntozake Shange is the author of Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems (Atria / 37 INK, 2017). The recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, she is also the author of many works of fiction, including her debut novel Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo. In Wild Beauty, Shange presents more than 60 original and previously collected poems in English and Spanish as a call to action for a new generation of activists.
Yolanda Wisher is the 2016-17 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. She is the author of the poetry volume Monk Eats an Afro (Hanging Loose Press, 2014) and co-editor of the anthology Peace is a Haiku Song (Philadelphia Mural Arts, 2013). She performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band, The Afroeaters. A Pew Fellow, Cave Canem Fellow, and Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, she is currently the 2017-2018 CPCW Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:30pm