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Reading by Dawn Lundy Martin

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 5:00 PM

5 p.m
Room 405, Taylor Hall

Dawn Lundy Martin's first full-length collection, "A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering" (University of Georgia Press, 2007), was selected by Carl Phillips for the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her second collection, "Discipline," won the 2009 Nightboat Books Poetry Prize, chosen by Fanny Howe (Nightboat Books, 2011). In 2004, she co-edited, with Vivien Labaton, "The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism" (Anchor Books, 2004), a collection of essays on modern theories of activism in America.

Martin is a co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation in New York, a national grant-making organization led by young women and transgender youth, which focuses on social justice activism. In addition, she is a member of the Black Tool Collective, a group of experimental black poets embracing critical theory about gender, race and sexuality.

Sponsored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center. For more information, call (540) 568-2694 or check http://www.jmu.edu/furiousflower.

Free and open to the public.






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