November 11, 2015: Reginald Betts & Patricia Smith

Object of the Atlantic

Join us for a Lunchtime Poetics Workshop with poets Reginald Betts and Patricia Smith at 12pm, November 11 at University Hall.

The Poetry and Poetics Colloquium, along with the English Department and the Center for the Writing Arts are pleased to invite you to a lunchtime poetics workshop with poets Reginald Betts and Patricia Smith. They will be both discussing and reading their works at 12pm, November 11 at University Hall 201. A light lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Reginald Betts is author of the memoir A Question of Freedom (2009) and the poetry collection Shahid Reads his own Palm (2010), and Bastards of the Reagan Era (2015). He is a 2010 Soros Justice Fellow and 2011 Radcliffe Fellow.

Patricia Smithhas been called “a testament to the power of words to change lives.” She is the author of six books of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (2012), which won a Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Blood Dazzler (2008), a chronicle of the human environmental cost of Hurricane Katrina which was nominated for a National Book Award; and Teahouse of the Almighty, a 2005 National Poetry Series selection. Smith is a professor at the College of Staten Island and an instructor in the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College.

Comments are closed.