Furious Flower

Nate Marshall - poetry reading

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6 p.m.: Open Mic
7 p.m.: Furious Flower presents Nate Marshall

The Golden Pony
181 Main St., Harrisonburg, Va. 22802
(540) 901-2628 | goldenponyva.com

This event, sponsored by JMU’s Furious Flower Poetry Center, is free and open to the public.

Nate Marshall in Harrisonburg 9-27-17

“Marshall’s poetry offers an insider’s perspective that asks the reader to parse the sociopolitical systems that imperil black lives—not through abstract ideology, but through authentically rendered eyes: ‘every kid that’s killed is one less free lunch, / a fiscal coup. welcome to where we from.’  —Publishers Weekly

NATE MARSHALL is from the South Side of Chicago. He is the author of Wild Hundreds and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-HopWild Hundreds has been honored with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s award for Poetry Book of the Year and The Great Lakes College Association’s New Writer Award. His last rap album, Grown, came out in 2015 with his group Daily Lyrical Product. Nate is a member of The Dark Noise Collective. He completed his B.A. at Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. at The University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program. 

Marshall has received fellowships from Cave CanemThe Poetry Foundation, and The University of Michigan. He is the Director of National Programs for Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival and has taught at The University of Michigan, Wabash College, and Northwestern University.

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