On Friday, September 23rd from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, in collaboration with the Creative Writing Program at Texas Tech University, writers will present a mix of poetry and prose. The event will be held in the Firehouse Theatre and is free and open to the public.
The three readers will be:
Caleb Daniel - undergraduate student reading poetry
Jamie Figueroa - graduate student reading prose
Tarfia Faizullah - featured visiting writer reading poetry
Poet, editor, and educator Tarfia Faizullah was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in west Texas. She received an MFA in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University and is the author of Seam (SIU 2014), which U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey calls “beautiful and necessary,” as well as Register of Eliminated Villages, (forthcoming from Graywolf 2017). Tarfia has collaborated with photographer Elizabeth Herman, emcee and producer Brooklyn Shanti, and composer Jacob Cooper, and serves as a contributing editor for The Offing. She is the Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professor of Poetry in the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. She co-directs the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press and Video Series with Jamaal May, and lives in Detroit, MI. http://www.tfaizullah.com/