Gregory Pardlo and Vievee Francis: Race and Labor in Poetry and Memoir

APR 26, 2018 | 6:30 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

1218: Segal Theatre

WHEN:

April 26, 2018: 6:30 PM

SPONSOR:

Public Programs

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On the publication of Pulitzer Prize–winner Gregory Pardlo’s Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America, he joins fellow poet Vievee Francis for a reading and conversation on race and labor. The first prose book by Pardlo, a Ph.D. candidate in English at the GC, focuses on his father’s loss of his job in the Air Traffic Controller’s Strike of 1981 and the emotional impact on the family. Francis’ poetry collections include the award-winning Horse in the Dark and Forest Primeval.
 
Presented with the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean.