In Your Ear
April 17, 2016
$5 General / FREE DCAC Members
Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avantgarde tradition.
April’s In Your Ear will be celebrating the recently released anthology, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America.
A little about the book:
What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America is the second book in a landmark two-volume anthology that explodes narrow definitions of African American poetry by examining experimental poems often excluded from previous scholarship. The first volume, Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone, covers the period from the end of World War II to the mid-1970s. In What I Say, editors Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey have assembled a comprehensive and dynamic collection that brings this pivotal work up to the present day.
Several of the poets discussed in What I Say forged relationships with members of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry movement and participated in the broader community of innovative poetry that emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s and continues to exert a powerful influence today.
Curated by Meg Ronan and Tony Mancus
More information at: dcpoetry.com/iye
In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.