EDIT: M. NourbeSe Philip has canceled her reading tomorrow, and so this event has been canceled.
Wesleyan Press poet M. NourbeSe Philip will be reading at Russell House on Wednesday:
M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist and playwright. She was born in Tobago and now lives in Toronto, where she practiced law for seven years before deciding to write fulltime. Philip has published four books of poetry, one novel, and three collections of essays. She was awarded a Pushcart Prize, the Casa de las Americas Prize (Cuba), and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry.
Her most recent book of poetry is Zong! (Wesleyan University Press), a work of experimental verse that draws upon the drowning of 150 Africans by the captain of a slave ship. M. NourbeSe Philip’s work – poetry, fiction and non-fiction – is taught widely at the university level and is the subject of much academic writing and critique.
Contact: Lucia Pier, Russell House Fellow, russellhouse@wes
Date: Wednesday, September 24
Time: 8 pm
Place: Russell House, Millett Room
Free. Reception to follow.