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Nicole Sealey: Poetry and Power: A Reading and Discussion
May 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and raised in Apopka, Florida, Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast, finalist for the PEN Open Book and Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Honored with numerous awards, prizes, and fellowships, she holds and MLA in Africana studies from the University of South Florida and an MFA in creative writing from New York University.
Recently named a 2019–20 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, Sealey is the executive director at Cave Canem Foundation, an organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. She is also a visiting professor at Boston University, and the 2018–19 Doris Lippman Visiting Poet at the City College of New York.
Sponsored by the English and Communication Studies Department and the School of Liberal Arts. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
This event is free and open to the public.