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Join us in the exhibition Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection on the evening of opening day with five haiku poets of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective, who will read from the new book of haiku poetry they co-authored, One Window’s Light (2017, Unicorn Press) and also read haiku poetry in response to works of art on view.

Members of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective include Gideon Young, whose poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku and Obsidian, among other publications; Sheila Smith McKoy, Ph.D., author and professor of English at Kennesaw State University; Lenard D. Moore, who received the Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award (1983, 1994 and 2003) and the North Carolina Award for Literature (2014); Grace Ocasio (not a contributor), L. Teresa Church, Ph.D., whose work has appeared in Simply Haiku and The Heron’s Nest, among other publications; and Crystal Simone Smith, author and assistant professor of English at Elon University, managing editor of Backbone Press.

Event Details

Thursday, February 22, 2018
7–8 PM
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Artists of African Descent, Poetry Reading, Solidary & Solitary exhibition
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States