Poet Kwame Alexander @ Gelman

Kwame Alexander’s And Then You Know
New and Selected Poems at Gelman Library’s Special Collections Research Center
Poetry Reading and Reception

On April 9 from 7 PM to 9 PM, the Special Collections Research Center of the Gelman Library invites the community to a poetry reading and reception celebrating the publication of Washington poet Kwame Alexander‘s And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems with special guest Deanna Nikaido, author of A Voice Like Water: Love Poems. Live music and book signing will follow the reading in room 207 of the Gelman Library.

Kwame Alexander is a poet, publisher, playwright, producer, speaker, and performer. He has conducted standing-room only publishing workshops, and performed his cutting-edge brand of poetry to audiences at numerous conferences, colleges, and venues throughout the world, including Stratford-on-Avon, Brixton Town Hall, Oberlin College, UC Berkeley, Hampton University, Duke University, and the University of Maryland. As a literary expert and commentator, he has appeared on a variety of television and radio programs including Fox News, Tavis Smiley, NPR’s Kojo Namdi Show, and several NBC and Fox affiliates. The founder of two book publishing companies, BlackWords Press and the Alexander Publishing Group, Alexander is responsible for bringing progressive and original fiction and non-fiction to receptive audiences. The Special Collections Research Center is proud to hold the Kwame Alexander Papers, which document Alexander’s many-faceted career.

Similar Posts