Poetry Reading and Talk by Yolanda Wisher

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 001 Screening Room
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Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities


Poetry Reading and Talk

by Yolanda Wisher

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

4:30 p.m.

VCAM Screening Room 001

Haverford College

Yolanda Wisher is the 2016-17 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. A 2015 Pew Fellow, Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro (Hanging Loose Press, 2014) and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song (Philadelphia Mural Arts, 2013). Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band The Afroeaters, and her writings have been featured in a variety of media including GOOD Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Contemporary Black Canvas, Ploughshares, and CBC Radio. Wisher has led workshops and curated events in partnership with The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Rosenbach Museum and Library, The People’s Paper Co-op, Artwell, Historic Germantown, and LiveConnections. In April 2017, she organized the first pop-up poetry festival in Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in collaboration with Philadelphia Contemporary.

Organized by Thomas Devaney, Department of English, Haverford College

Sponsored by the Department of English, the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, VCAM, and the Creative Writing Program

Contact: tdevaney@haverford.edu

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