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Millay Colony Residents Read
September 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Enjoy the work of fellows Malika Booker and Keith Wilson, recipients of the Cave Canem residency to Millay Colony. Booker is the author of Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013), about which Pascale Petit writes, “What enthralls is the way she delivers her narratives in rapturous language that has the power to heal. This is poetry as revelation and prayer.” Affrilachian poet Wilson has published two chapbooks: Generation Oz (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and Kindermeal (Imaginary Friend Press, 2012), and is a three-time recipient of a fellowship to Bread Loaf. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Contemporary Literature Series. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow.
Malika Booker is a British writer, poet and multi-disciplinary artist of Guyanese and Grenadian parentage. She has represented British writing internationally, independently and with the British Council. Her first stage work, Absolution, was commissioned by The Austrian Cultural Institute and Apples & Snakes. Her pamphlet Breadfruit was published by Flippedeye in 2008 and recommended by The Poetry Book Society. Booker’s collection Pepper Seed was longlisted for the OCM Bocas 2014 Literary prize and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre 2014 Prize for best first full collection. She was the inaugural Poet in Residence at The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Keith S. Wilson is an Affrilachian Poet, Cave Canem fellow, and graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. He serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Four Way Review and Digital Media Editor at Obsidian Journal. Keith has received three scholarships from Bread Loaf as well as scholarships from the Millay Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He holds an MFA in poetry from Chicago State University. Keith’s poetry has been published in 2 chapbooks: Generation Oz (Finishing Line Press) and Kindermeal (Imaginary Friend Press).
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