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

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

Free

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 

Venue

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