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Poetry reading by Vievee Francis

The Department of English will host a poetry reading with poet Vievee Francis, associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College.

The reading will be held Friday, Nov. 9, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom.

The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the reading and a Q&A.

About the speaker

Vievee Francis is the author of three books of poetry:

  • Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006),
  • Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012), which was winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize for a second collection; and
  • Forest Primeval (Northwestern University Press, 2016), which was winner of the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and the 2017 Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award.

Francis’ work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks and anthologies, including Poetry, the 2010, 2014 and 2017 editions of Best American Poetry, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry.

She has been a participant in the Cave Canem Workshops, a Poet-in-Residence for the Alice Lloyd Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, and teaches poetry writing in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop (USA, UK and Barbados).

In 2009, she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and in 2010, a Kresge Fellowship.

She serves as an associate editor of Callaloo and an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.