A Splendid Wake

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Date(s) - 03/21//2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Gelman Library, Room 702, Labor History Research Center, George Washington University


The second public program of “A Splendid Wake” will feature three panels: the oral history project from 1981 called “In the Shadow of the Capitol,” documenting African American intellectuals; veterans writing projects such as Warrior Poetry Project; and a panel of spoken word and language poets.  Featured poets include: Jim Beall, Derrick Weston Brown, Frederick Foote, Sunil Freeman, Natalie Illum, Magus Magnus, Silvana Straw.  “A Splendid Wake” is a wiki on the history of poetry in DC from 1900 to the present.  Public programs are planned annually on the vernal equinox.  Free admission.