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Literary Partners Program: Duriel E Harris’ No Dictionary of a Living Tongue NYC Launch

Oct 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the publication of Duriel E Harris‘ book No Dictionary of a Living Tongue on Friday October 27th, 7-9 PM. Duriel E Harris was the 2016 Nightboat Poetry Prize Winner.

Performers: Duriel E Harris, Tyehimba Jess, T’ai Freedom Ford, Wo Chan

About No Dictionary of a Living Tongue:
No Dictionary of a Living Tongue is formidable in its explorations of art, citizenship, and life as a body amid the social, political, and electronic networks that define us, hold us together, bind us. The poems here take many forms—prose, lyric, epigram, narrative, dialogue fragment, song, musical score, fairy tale, and dictionary entry. An elegant use of sound couples with a keen and roving intelligence and a fierce commitment to social justice to create a unique and powerful collection of poems.

About Duriel E Harris:
Poet, performer, and sound artist, Duriel E Harris is author of Drag and Amnesiac and coauthor of the poetry video Speleology. Current undertakings include “Blood Labyrinth” and the solo performance project Thingification. Harris is an associate professor of English in the graduate creative writing program at Illinois State University and Editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora.

Admission Free and Open to the Public Location Elizabeth Kray Hall Sponsored By Poets House, Nightboat Books


Oct 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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