Furious Flower

Furious Flower at AWP - reading

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



National Portrait Gallery, Robert & Arlene Kogod Courtyard
8th St. NW & F St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia
This event is free and open to the public.
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Syncopated Rhythms

A Celebration of African American Poetry: In collaboration with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Split This Rock, the Furious Flower Poetry Center presents an evening of poetry and music during the 2017 AWP Conference. The event takes place near the current exhibition, “In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard,” which features iconic images of jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, and Sarah Vaughan. 

Featured Poets

Kyle G. Dargan | Hayes Davis | Teri Cross Davis | Camille Dungy | The Cornelius Eady Trio
Kyle Dargan, Hayes Davis, Teri Cross Davis, Camille Dungy, Cornelius Eady reading at AWP 2017

Special Guest

Split This Rock pays tribute to Sonia Sanchez with the renaming of their poetry prize in her honor.
 
Sonia Sanchez by C. B. Claiborne (2014) 

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Split This RockFurious Flower Poetry Center

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