A celebration of the life work of Amiri Baraka will take place on Thursday, 20 February, at 6:30 in the Maude Fife Room of Wheeler Hall (Wheeler 315) on the U.C. Berkeley campus.
The evening will include music, readings of Amiri Baraka’s work, and brief statements by a variety of writers from the U.C. Berkeley community, the Bay Area, and elsewhere. Featured will be Nilofar Gardezi, giovanni singleton, Jane Gregory, Positive Knowledge (Oluyemi Thomas and Ijeoma Thomas), Al Young, Bill Berkson, Steven Lee, Darieck Scott, Rosa Martinez, Robert Hass, Duncan McNaughton, Michael Warr, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Kit Robinson, devorah major, D. Scot Miller, C. S. Giscombe, Lyn Hejinian, Seulghee Lee, Ronaldo Wilson, and William J. Harris.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Holloway Poetry Series and the Distinguished Professor in Poetry and Poetics. A reception will follow.
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