Yusef Komunyakaa Reads at Russell House – Wednesday, 8:00 PM


Sarah Chrystler ’13, now a Kim-Frank Fellow, sends us this blurb about an epic reading at Russell House this Wednesday:

Celebrated poet Yusef Komunyakaa will read from his new work on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Yusef Komunyakaa is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and the author of twenty books of poetry. He received a bronze star for his service as a journalist in the Vietnam War and is a professor and senior distinguished poet in the graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University. Komunyakaa will celebrate the release of a limited edition of “Love in the Time of War.”

“Love in the Time of War” is designed and produced by Middletown’s own Robin Price, Printer & Publisher. Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Wesleyan) and Love in the Time of War (Robin Price, Printer & Publisher) are releasing in fall 2013. Price will kick off the event with a brief explanation of her work on the silk and aluminum book.

Co-sponsored by Friends of Olin Library, the Center for African American Studies, Writing at Wesleyan, the English Department, the Music Department, and Wesleyan University Press.

A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Date: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Russell House

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