Tuesday, May 16, 2006
WE'RE COMING TO SAN FRANCISCO
the Poetry Center
please add to your calendar
readings at Café Royale
a reading to celebrate the anthology
Every Goodbye Ain't Gone with Aldon NIELSEN, Lauri RAMEY, William J. HARRIS and giovanni SINGLETON
Thursday May 25 2006
6:00 pm @ Café Royale
800 Post (at Leavenworth), San Francisco, free
We've been waiting for this one:
Every Goodbye Ain't Gone is a groundbreaking new anthology of innovative poetry by African American writers (University of Alabama, 2006), presenting the work of many of the poets who carried on the adventurous legacies of Melvin B. Tolson, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Robert Hayden. Poetry by such key poets as Melvin Tolson, Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, Clarence Major, Bob Kaufman, and June Jordan appears alongside the work of less familiar poets such as Russell Atkins, Jodi Braxton, David Henderson, Stephen Jonas, and Elouise Loftin, poets active from the 1960s and 1970s Black Arts Movement and beyond.
Reading from the anthology: Aldon Lynn Nielsen, coeditor, is a poet (Stepping Razor, Vext, Mixage) and Kelly Professor of American Literature at Penn State, and the author of outstanding critical works Black Chant and Integral Music: Languages of African American Innovation. Lauri Ramey, also anthology coeditor, is Associate Professor of English at California State U., Los Angeles, and author of Black British Writing. William J. Harris co-authored "Somebody blew off Baraka" with Aldon Nielsen (African American Review: June 2003), edited The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader and curated a recent exhibition from the life and works of Amiri Baraka at Brown University. He is a poet and Professor of English at The University of Kansas. giovanni singleton, poet and teacher, edits nocturnes: a literary (re)view, out of Oakland.