Nothing Personal: The Dark Room Collective Reunion Tour

When:  
Time:  
Thursday 12 December 2013
7:00 pm
Where:   Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Google Map Link


 : Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey, serving her second term as U.S. Poet Laureate, is the author of the poetry collection Thrall and… Read full bio.

 : Major Jackson

Major Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry including Hoops, described by The New Yorker as “a… Read full bio.

 : Thomas Sayers Ellis

Thomas Sayers Ellis is a poet and photographer whose books include Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems, which he… Read full bio.

 : John Keene

John Keene, an Associate Professor in African American and African Studies and in English at Rutgers University, is… Read full bio.

 : Tisa Bryant

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

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

James Brandon Lewis, recently named in Ebony magazine’s “7 Musicians 30 and under to watch,” has performed… 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.

Like The Dark Room Collective Reunion Tour on Facebook.

the darkroom collective, photo by marlene lillian



Audio from this Event

Nothing Personal: The Dark Room Collective Reunion Tour, 12 December 2013 | Duration: 2:09:04 | Download this
Loading the player...

Video from this Event

Sharan Strange read from her work, 12 December 2013
Tisa Bryant read from her work, 12 December 2013
John Keene read from his work, 12 December 2013
Thomas Sayers Ellis read from his work, accompanied by James Brandon Lewis on saxophone, 12 December 2013
Major Jackson read from his work, 12 December 2013
Natasha Trethewey read from her work, 12 December 2013
Audience Q&A, 12 December 2013

Want to subscribe to Lannan Podcasts?
Please visit our podcast site to receive automatic downloads of our newest audio and video programs.
Previous: Luis Alberto Urrea with Michael Silverblatt
Next: Bryan Stevenson with Liliana Segura