Black Took Collective:
Duriel E. Harris, Dawn Lundy Martin, Ronaldo V. Wilson
3 Chicago events in 3 neighborhoods!
All open to the public. No tickets or registration needed.
Black Took Collective is a group of Black post-theorists who perform and write in hybrid experimental forms, embracing radical poetics and cutting-edge critical theory about race, gender, and sexuality.
*Thursday, February 21 @ 6:30pm
Workshop at Columbia College
33 E. Congress Pkwy (Room 101, Downtown)
*Friday, February 22 @ 2pm
Reading & Presentation at the Washington Park Arts Incubator
301 E. Garfield Blvd (55th & Prairie Ave, Hyde Park)
*Saturday, February 23 @ 7pm
ON INTIMACY AND ORIGIN: Betraying Blackness II
Performance for the IN>TIME Festival at Tritriangle
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave (3rd floor, Wicker Park)
suggested donation $5
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Duriel E. Harris is the author of Drag (Elixir Press, 2003) and Amnesiac: Poems (Sheep Meadow Press, 2010). A poet, performer, sound artist and scholar, Harris has been awarded grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Cave Canem Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and post-doctoral residencies at the University of Illinois Chicago and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Co-founder of the Black Took Collective and Contributing Editor for Spoon River Poetry Review, she is a member of Douglas Ewart and Inventions free jazz ensemble. Harris is an associate professor of English and teaches creative writing, literature, and poetics at Illinois State University.
Dawn Lundy Martin’s first full-length collection, A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering (University of Georgia Press, 2007), was selected by Carl Phillips for the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her second collection, Discipline, won the 2009 Nightboat Books Poetry Prize, chosen by Fanny Howe (Nightboat Books, 2011). Martin is co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation in New York, a national grant making organization led by young women and transgender youth, which focuses on social justice activism. She is currently an assistant professor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and Poems of the Black Object(Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry in 2010. Co-founder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry, Fiction and Literature in the Literature Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. His latest book, Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other, is forthcoming from Counterpath Press in 2013