Thursday, January 31, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 61 West Superior St., Chicago, IL
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Group: English Department
Join us as for a celebration of words, music, and dance, as we launch
The Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize Chapbook Series.
Renowned poet Ed Roberson, author of eight books of poetry and winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, will be joined by poet and playwright, Kristiana Rae Colón, winner of the inaugural Drinking Gourd Prize. The evening will include readings from their newest books, Closest Pronunciation and promised instruments; live vocal performances of the great coded songs of the underground railroad and other African American spirituals by Timothy McNair, bass at the Bienen School of Music; and contemporary dance with original choreography by Devin Buchanan of Giordano Dance Chicago.