Furious Flower

Nicole Sealey - poetry reading

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

4 p.m. | Madison Union Ballroom

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

Sealey’s elegant and elemental debut acts as a balm for and protectant against the hazards of modernity. Though her poems are very much in and of the material world, Sealey’s gifts of attention and distillation resist any tendency toward superficial excess and distraction.” —Northwestern University Press

Nicole Sealey at JMU Nov. 15, 2017

Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths. Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Apopka, Florida, NICOLE SEALEY is the author of Ordinary Beast and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the 2015 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her other honors include an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review, a Daniel Varoujan Award and the Poetry International Prize, as well as fellowships from CantoMundo, Cave Canem, MacDowell Colony and the Poetry Project. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. Nicole holds an MLA in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. She is the executive director at Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.


This event is free and open to the public.

Guests do not need a permit to park in Lot C4 between the hours of 3:30 and 5pm. All parking regulations for JMU students, faculty and staff will remain in effect, and students attending the event are required to park in appropriate student parking lots with a JMU parking permit.

Regular enforcement will continue in other parking lots, and you may receive a parking citation if parked in restricted lots. Parking is prohibited in specialty spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, handicap spaces without proper permit, or expired meters. Parking is also prohibited in Fire Lanes.

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