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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