A Splendid Wake

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Date(s) - 03/18//2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Annual program of the Splendid Wake wiki, celebrating the history of DC poets from 1900 to the present. Speakers: Maritza Rivera and Truth Thomas on new short poetic forms (blackjack and the skinny); A.B. Spellman on jazz and bebop poetry; and Kim Roberts on Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance-Era Poets of DC (speaking on the final chapter of her new book, A Literary History of D.C. from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston). Followed by reception. Free admission.