Nothing Personal: The Dark Room Collective Reunion Tour
Thursday 12 December 2013
Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
Natasha Trethewey, serving her second term as U.S. Poet Laureate, is the author of the poetry collection Thrall and o… Read full bio.
Major Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry including Hoops, described by The New Yorker as “a layer… Read full bio.
Thomas Sayers Ellis is a poet and photographer whose books include Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems, which he explai… Read full bio.
John Keene, an Associate Professor in African American and African Studies and in English at Rutgers University, is a… Read full bio.
Tisa Bryant is the author of the chapbook Tzimmes, a prose poem collage of narratives, and of Unexplained Presence, a… Read full bio.
Sharan Strange’s poetry often draws on themes from her childhood in the rural South as in her poem “Childhood” … Read full bio.
James Brandon Lewis, recently named in Ebony magazine’s “7 Musicians 30 and under to watch,” has performed exte… Read full bio.
About this Event
“Nothing Personal: The Dark Room Collective Reunion Tour” with Natasha Trethewey, Major Jackson, Thomas Sayers Ellis, John Keene, Tisa Bryant, Sharan Strange, and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis.
The Dark Room Collective was formed in 1988 in Boston by a group of young African American poets as a means of providing community to both established and emerging writers in the form of a reading series. This 25th Anniversary event with nearly all of the original founding members marks the end of the group’s reunion tour.
This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.
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