Poets Randall Horton and Jacqueline Jones LaMon Seminar and Reading

Poets Randall Horton and Jacqueline Jones LaMon Seminar

Tuesday, February 16, 4:15 pm
Standish Room, Science Library

Poets Randall Horton and Jacqueline Jones LaMon Reading

Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 pm
University Art Museum

Randall Horton, author of the poetry collections Pitch Dark Anarchy (2013) and The Definition of Place (2006), is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award and the Bea González Poetry Prize. His memoir, Hook (2015), explores his downward spiral from student to drug addict, cocaine smuggler, and incarcerated felon. Upon release from prison Horton earned a Ph.D. in English at UAlbany.

Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of the poetry collections Last Seen (2011), winner of the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize, and Gravity, U.S.A. (2006), winner of the Quercus Review Poetry Series Award. She is the new president of Cave Canem, America’s leading Black poetry organization, committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.

Co-sponsored by New York State Writers Institute in connection with the exhibition Race, Love, and Labor on view at the University Art Museum through April 2, 2016.

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