Harryette Mullen: 2012-2013 Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow


The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics presents Harryette Mullen, the 2012–2013 Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow

Lecture: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Reading: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

Cost: Free

Contact: agoldberg@naropa.edu; 303-546-3581

Harryette Mullen’s visit will begin on Thursday, February 21 with a lecture. The following evening Mullen’s events will continue with a reading on Friday, February 22. Both events are free and open to public. A book signing will follow Mullen’s reading, during which her limited edition signed broadside and books will be for sale.

Harryette Mullen‘s poems, short stories, and essays have been published widely and reprinted in over 40 anthologies. Her poetry is included in the Norton Anthology of African American Literature and translated into Spanish, French, Polish, Bulgarian, and Swedish. She is the author of six poetry books, including Blues Baby and Sleeping with the Dictionary, a finalist for a National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at UCLA.

The Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellowship is distinguished from other visiting programs because of its intensive nature. The Fellow’s visit includes a reading, instruction, and direct contact with students, who are given access to the writer’s expertise, including a weekend practicum. Community-wide events are incorporated into the Fellow’s stay, including a reading, a lecture relating to the development of poetry/prose in the 20th and 21st centuries, and a book signing. The Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Committee on Poetry, founded by the late Allen Ginsberg.