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An Evening with Darrel Alejandro Holnes & Friends
April 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In celebrating April as National Poetry Month, the Center for Black Literature, in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, presents An Evening with Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Friends.
This free, virtual event will highlight Holnes’s first full-length collection Stepmotherland: Poems (Notre Dame Press, 2022), the winner of the 2022 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize.
The evening’s discussion will focus on themes central in Stepmotherland: family and Afro-Panamanian American identity in the U.S. E. Ethelbert Miller, whose latest book is When Your Wife Has Tommy John Surgery and Other Baseball Stories, published by City Point Press, and Shyanne Figueroa Bennett are the featured guest poets. The discussion will be moderated by Sonja Watson, Dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts at Texas Christian University and editor of the journal The Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association.
We thank the Amazon Literary Partnership for their continued support of the John Oliver Killens Reading Series.
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, announces the return of the popular JOHN OLIVER KILLENS READING SERIES for Nation Poetry Month 2022!
Join us for “An Evening with Darrel Alejandro Holnes, E. Ethelbert Miller, Shyanne Figueroa Bennett, and Sonja Watson (moderator)
Date: Thursday, April 28 2022
Time 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Virtual and Free for All)