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February 12, 6:30 pm
New Works Reading

Fellows francine j. harris, Randall Horton and L. Lamar Wilson read from their recently published collections of poetry. Angela Jackson calls Randall Horton's The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street "un uncommon achievement." The poems of francine j. harris's allegiance contain "imagery and music so original that there is a gasp of surprise/pleasure/recognition," says Laura Kasischke. Lee Ann Brown says of L. Lamar Wilson's debut collection, Sacrilegion, "Love, life, identity and language wrestle and riff here with pure expressive power."

Reception to follow. Free & open to the public.

The New School
Wollman Hall
65 West 11th Street (Enter at 66 West 12th)
5th Floor
New York, NY

February 16, 10 am - 5 pm
Black History Month at University of Missouri-Columbia
Performance Poetry Workshop with Joel Dias Porter

DJ Renegade will conduct a workshop focused on performance of the poem, and at 4 pm, give a demonstration reading. Free and open to the public, ages 15 & up. For registration information, contact Monica Hand.

University of Missouri-Columbia
MU Student Center, Room 1209 A&B
Columbia, MO

February 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Black History Month at University of Missouri-Columbia
Oratory Contest

To call attention to the process of emancipation for Black people throughout the United States, Africa and the Diaspora, University of Missouri students and members of the community are invited to recite historic speeches. Winning male and female participants each will be awarded $50 gift cards. Free & open to the public.

University of Missouri-Columbia
MU Student Center, Room 1209 A & B
Columbia, MO

February 19
Black History Month at University of Missouri-Columbia
Poetry with Quincy Troupe

Renowned writer Quincy Troupe reads from his work and speaks about the practice of poetry. Free & open to the public.

Craft Talk: 2 - 3:15 pm
Tate 114-D
Reading: 7:30 pm
Tate 215
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

February 21, 7 pm
Blessing the Boats: A Tribute to Lucille Clifton

The public is invited to attend a celebration of Lucille Clifton's life and work on the occasion of BOA's posthumous publication of her Collected Poems. Introduced by co-editor Kevin Young, 13 world-class poets will read in tribute: Sherman Alexie, Tina Chang, Toi Derricotte, Michael Dickman, Timothy Donnelly, Cornelius Eady, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Nick Flynn, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Marie Howe, Dante Micheaux, Sharon Olds and Tracy K. Smith. Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran will perform interludes, and a reception will follow. Co-sponsored with CUNY Graduate Center, Academy of American Poets, BOA, CUNY Hunter, Poets House and Poetry Society of America.

CUNY Graduate Center
Proshansky Auditorium
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

February 27, 7 pm
Cave Canem at the Nuyorican Poets Café

Cave Canem Fellows represent Cave Canem at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café, with host and curator Mahogany Browne. $7 Admission, a portion of which benefits Cave Canem.

Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East 3rd Street
New York, NY