On Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 pm, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT, the Wesleyan University English Department will host a reading by poet, essayist, and conceptual video artist Dawn Lundy Martin. Martin is the author of three books of poems and three chapbooks, including most recently, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books 2015). She is currently at work on Good Stock, Strange Blood (forthcoming from Coffee House Press) and a memoir.
Her non-fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and other magazines. Martin is a co-founder of the Black Took Collective, an experimental performance art/poetry group of three, and a member of HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? A global arts collective. She has been awarded the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry and a 2016 Investing in Professional Artists Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments. Martin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.
In addition to the reading, there will be a Q&A with the poet at 4:30 pm in Downey Lounge.
For more information, contact Valda Ramdial, (860) 685-3613, vramdial[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Date: Wednesday, October 19
Place: Russell House