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Yet Do I Marvel: Black Iconic Poets of the 20th Century


Thursday, July 11, 2013


7:15pm to 9:00pm


Mark Taper Auditorium



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Yet Do I Marvel: Black Iconic Poets of the 20th Century
Wanda Coleman, Major Jackson, and Brighde Mullins

Moderated by Alice Quinn, Executive Director, Poetry Society of America

Yet do I marvel at this curious thing:
To make a poet black, and bid him sing!

Countee Cullen (1925)

In this Los Angeles segment of the Poetry Society of America’s 2013 national series, three distinguished poets will celebrate the life and poetry of a major 20th century figure— James Weldon Johnson, Countee Cullen, and Gwendolyn Brooks-—discussing their influence, and reading poems of their own in tribute.  
Co-presented with Poetry Society of America