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Bearden’s Odyssey featuring Kwame Dawes, Matthew Shenoda & Natasha Trethewey

November 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Inspired by Romare Bearden’s 1977 sequence of twenty watercolors, Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) gathers original poems from thirty-five of the most revered African diaspora poets in the United States. The book’s award-winning editors, Kwame Dawes and Matthew Shenoda, join the nineteenth US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, for a reading and conversation about Bearden and his work.

Cosponsored with Cave Canem Foundation and Triquarterly Books

 Free Admission 


The Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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