The Poetry Center hosts Tyehimba Jess with his ensemble poets and sound artists in curated readings and musical verse translations.
Genre: Talks, Readings, Musical Performances.
Venue: Buttenwieser Hall, The 92 Y, New York, NY, USA.
Dates: December 10, 2018.
Readers/Performers: Tyehimba Jess, American poet and professor, author of Olio (Wave Books, 2016) and leadbelly (Wave Books, 2005). LaTasha N Nevada Diggs, American poet and sound artist. Douglas Kearney, American poet, performer, and librettist. Tracie Morris, American interdisciplinary poet and sound artist. Olithea Anglin, American musician, actress, and performer. Meredith Wright, Melanie Dyer, Yohann Potico, and Janice Lowe, American composer and poet and co-founder of the Dark Room Collective.
Description: Taking up a cherished tradition at the The Unterberg Poetry Center, Tyehimba Jess will curate and join in a series of poetry readings, then an ensemble musical translation of poetry, by selected peers in the art and profession. The first readings will be by LaTasha N Nevada Diggs, Douglas Kearney, and Tracie Morris. Jess himself will provide the last poetry reading, before having the evening segue to a musical performance of his work by Olithea Anglin, Meredith Wright, Melanie Dyer, Janice Lowe, and Yohann Potico.
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