A Reading by Toi Derricotte

A Reading by Toi Derricotte

A Reading by Toi Derricotte

Reception and book signing to follow

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
7:30 p.m. (book table at 7 p.m.)
Gailliot Center, 5th Floor University Commons

Derricotte’s sixth collection of poetry, “I”: New and Selected Poems, was published in 2019 and is a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award. Other books of poetry include The Undertaker’s Daughter, Tender, and Captivity. She also wrote the literary memoir The Black Notebooks, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-Fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has been awarded three Pushcart Prizes, the 2012 Paterson Poetry Prize for Sustained Literary Achievement, a Distinguished Pioneering of the Arts Award from the United Black Artists, and the 2012 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. With Cornelius Eady, Derricotte co-founded the Cave Canem Foundation. She is Professor Emerita from the University of Pittsburgh and a former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Free and open to the public with free parking.  

For more information, contact Sarah Williams-Devereux or Tess Barry.

This reading is sponsored by the Carlow University MFA in Creative Writing Program, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Social Justice Institutes at Carlow University.

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