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The New School Creative Writing Program

October 2020

Poets on Craft: Writing “The Life of…” with Rita Dove and Janice N. Harrington

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this intimate meeting-of-the-minds, hear two exceptional poets, Rita Dove and Janice N. Harrington, give insight into writing poetry that envisions the lives of prominent Black artists. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove will read from Sonata Mulattica (W. W. Norton, 2010), her tribute to 19th century Afro-European violin prodigy George Bridgetower, and Janice N. Harrington will read from Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin (BOA Editions, 2016). Cave Canem fellow, poet and essayist Natasha Oladokun moderates. This event is presented in partnership with The…

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