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From Visual to Verse: An Evening of African American Art and Poetry
Sep 06 2013
Friday, September 6,
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, First floor Indiana University Art Museum
|Join fellow poets Ife-Chudeni Abegunde and Nandi Comer on Friday, September 6 at 7pm for a special reading of work written in response to select visual art by African American artists. This should make for a great event.
Here are more details:
Friday, September 6, 2013
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Gallery of the Art of the
Western World, first floor
Indiana University Art Museum
A light reception will follow the readings.
Some more on the writers:
Nandi Comer is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry and an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies. She has received a Vera Meyer Strube Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Callaloo. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Another and Another: An Anthology From the Grind Daily Writing Series, Cave Canem Anthology XII, and several journals.
Ife-Chudeni Oputa grew up in Fresno, CA, nurtured by the smells of manure, garlic and fermenting grapes. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies. She has received fellowships from Callaloo and Cave Canem.
Abegunde, egungun (ancestral) priest in the Yoruba Orisa tradition, is a healer with a focus on the recovery of ancestral memory from the Earth and human body. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and is a recipient of a 2013-2014 Dissertation Year Completion Fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences. Her prose and poetry have been published in anthologies and journals, including Best African American Fiction 2011, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade and Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century.