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Past Programs


    2015

  • Apr 1: Ross Gay - poetry reading
  • Mar 19: Rachel Eliza Griffiths - poetry reading
  • Mar 15: Obsidian submissions - deadline
  • Feb 12: Love Me, Love Me Not - poetry jam
  • Feb 9: Kamilah Aisha Moon - poetry reading
  • Jan 15: Elizabeth Hoover - poetry reading

  • 2014

  • Dec 5: Winter Wishes - Children's Poetry Contest
  • Nov 19: Poetry and the Cosmos - reading and discussion
  • Sep 24: - 27: Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry
  • Aug 4: - 8: In a Sea of Words - Children's Poetry Camp
  • Jun 22: Three Notch'd Road benefit concert
  • Jun 7: WVPT Festival of Family Fun
  • Apr 25: THMS Arts Adventures - poetry slam
  • Apr 14: Nadine Pinede - poetry reading
  • Apr 10: Furious Flower Poetry Center housewarming
  • Apr 2: Dawn Lundy Martin - poetry reading
  • Mar 10: Kentucky State University Concert Choir
  • Feb 26: Black history at Lee High
  • Feb 20: Love Me, Love Me Not (Word Is Born)
  • Feb 1: Submission deadline - Furious Flower Call for Papers

  • 2013

  • Oct 10: Kyle Dargan - poetry reading
  • Sep 26: Camille Dungy - poetry reading
  • Aug 5: - 9: Words in Motion - Children's Poetry Camp
  • Jul 19: Furious Flower and Reading Road Show at Arboretum
  • Apr 27: - 28: Furiously Fun Salsa Party
  • Apr 16: Holly Bass - poetry reading
  • Mar 15: Arts Adventures at Thomas Harrison Middle School - poetry slam
  • Feb 21: Jericho Brown - poetry reading
  • Feb 1: - Mar 27: Slam poetry workshops at Skyline Middle School

  • 2012

  • Aug 6: Words Light the Way - Children's Poetry Camp
  • Jun 16: - Dec 30: Among Poets: Lucille Clifton Commemorative Exhibition
  • Apr 28: Furiously Fun Party
  • Feb 24: Arts Adventures at Thomas Harrison Middle School - poetry slam

  • 2011

  • Nov 17: Illumination: Out of the Dark (Word Is Born)
  • Nov 1: - 28: Children's Poetry Contest
  • Oct 20: - 21: Folk Culture: Morphing the World's Cultural Face
  • Sep 22: Glenis Redmond - poetry reading
  • Sep 19: An Artful Evening
  • Aug 1: - 4: Word Pebbles in a Pond - Children's Poetry Camp
  • Jun 19: - 25: Continuous Fire: The Poetry of Sonia Sanchez
  • Apr 2: Lineage: The Margaret Walker Song Cycle
  • Mar 2: David Mills - poetry reading

  • 2010

  • Dec 18: Children's Poetry Contest
  • Nov 1: Marilyn Nelson - poetry reading
  • Mar 18: - 20: Collegiate Poetry Summit
  • Feb 27: Lineage: The Margaret Walker Song Cycle

  • 2009

  • Jun 14: - 21: Tell Me Your Names: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton
  • Apr 16: Ewuare Osaynde - poetry reading
  • Mar 23: Natasha Trethewey - poetry reading
  • Feb 2: Patricia Smith - poetry reading

  • 2008

  • Dec 13: Moonlight Holiday Festival Reading
  • Oct 20: Cornelius Eady - poetry reading
  • Sep 15: - 17: A Season of Hope
  • Apr 3: David Mills: In the Words of Langston Hughes - one person show
  • Jan 24: Nikki Finney - poetry reading

  • 2007

  • Nov 8: The Ringing Ear Tour: Black Poets Lean South - poetry reading
  • Apr 3: Terence Hayes - poetry reading
  • Feb 20: Bernard Bell - visiting scholar
  • Feb 9: Tim Seibles - poetry reading
  • Feb 1: GE Fanuc's Black History Month Program

  • 2006

  • Nov 10: Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters
  • Feb 27: Nikki Giovanni - Truth Is On Its Way

  • 2005

  • Jan 1: Furious Flower Poetry Center established at JMU

  • 2004

  • Sep 22: - 25: Furious Flower: Regenerating the Black Poetic Tradition

  • 1994

  • Sep 28: - Oct 1: Furious Flower: A Revolution in African American Poetry