Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters

MAR 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

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9100: Skylight Room

WHEN:

March 24, 2014: 6:00 PM

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ADMISSION:

Free

Description

From the end of the 1950s through the middle of the 1960s, the poet and activist Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) and the poet Edward Dorn (1929–99), fostered an intense friendship. The early 1960s found both poets just beginning to publish and becoming public figures. The friendship, as developed through their correspondence was artistic, but the range of subjects in the correspondence shows an incredible intersection between the personal and the public, providing a schematic map of what was so vital in postwar American culture to those living through it. Join Claudia Moreno Parsons for a discussion and presentation of this newly published collection of letters, which began as part of Series I in the Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative chapbook series.

Cosponsored by Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the PhD Program in English, and The University of New Mexico Press.