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"Authors and Anecdotes" Book Club: Featuring Toi Derricotte

Join this week's featured author, Toi Derricotte, in our virtual book club series, “Authors and Anecdotes”, as she discusses her book, “I”: New and Selected Poems.  

“I”: New and Selected Poems shows the reader both the closeness of the enemy and the poet’s inherent courage, inventiveness, and joy.It is a record of one woman’s response to the repressive and fracturing forces around the subjects of race, class, color, gender, and sexuality. Each poem is an act of victory as the author finds her way through repressive forces to speak with beauty and truth.

Click HERE to be directed to the University of Pittsburgh Press website to learn more about “I”: New and Selected Poems. Purchasing options for the book is available on this site, and it can also be purchased at any independent bookstore of your choice. (While we encourage you to read the books ahead of time it is not a requirement to participate in the series.)

Join us as we not only discuss her book, but also dive into Derricotte's personal literature collection, her favorite readings, and participate in a live Q&A!

 

About the authorToi Derricotte is an award-winning poet whose work tackles difficult and universal subject matter such as violence, racism, motherhood, and self-identity through an autobiographical lens. She is the author of The Undertaker’s Daughter and four previous poetry collections, including Tender, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. Derricotte is cofounder of Cave Canem, professor emerita at the University of Pittsburgh, and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

 

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Participants must register for this event.  

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Thursday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

"Authors and Anecdotes" Book Club: Featuring Toi Derricotte

Join this week's featured author, Toi Derricotte, in our virtual book club series, “Authors and Anecdotes”, as she discusses her book, “I”: New and Selected Poems.  

“I”: New and Selected Poems shows the reader both the closeness of the enemy and the poet’s inherent courage, inventiveness, and joy.It is a record of one woman’s response to the repressive and fracturing forces around the subjects of race, class, color, gender, and sexuality. Each poem is an act of victory as the author finds her way through repressive forces to speak with beauty and truth.

Click HERE to be directed to the University of Pittsburgh Press website to learn more about “I”: New and Selected Poems. Purchasing options for the book is available on this site, and it can also be purchased at any independent bookstore of your choice. (While we encourage you to read the books ahead of time it is not a requirement to participate in the series.)

Join us as we not only discuss her book, but also dive into Derricotte's personal literature collection, her favorite readings, and participate in a live Q&A!

 

About the authorToi Derricotte is an award-winning poet whose work tackles difficult and universal subject matter such as violence, racism, motherhood, and self-identity through an autobiographical lens. She is the author of The Undertaker’s Daughter and four previous poetry collections, including Tender, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. Derricotte is cofounder of Cave Canem, professor emerita at the University of Pittsburgh, and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

 

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Participants must register for this event.  

Clicke HERE to register.

Thursday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m.

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