Furious Flower Poetry Center's assistant director, Elizabeth Hoover, interviews poet and performer Holly Bass, who presented her work at the Forbes Center in Harrisonburg, Va. April 16, 2013.
Erica Cavanagh, professor of English at JMU, first photographed the Furious Flower poets in 1994 when she was a student reporter for the school's newspaper.
Poets, Photographers, and Poet-Photographers
C. B. Claiborne has photographed some of America's finest writers as they performed and participated at the Furious Flower Poetry Conferences at James Madison University.
Senior Austin Shifflett enters the "cryptic and uncanny world of Yusef Komunyakaa," a poet he found both imposing and inviting at the Furious Flower Poetry Conference (Sept. 24-27, 2014).
Look back at 1994: The historic first Furious Flower Poetry Conference
In 1994, JMU's Dr. Joanne Gabbin hosted the first Furious Flower Poetry Conference, drawing such literary luminaries as Gwendolyn Brooks, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, and Rita Dove.