Furious Flower Presents Gbenga Adesina: Poetry Reading

Thursday, September 21, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Festival Highlands Room
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Furious Flower Poetry Center

Join us for the first Furious Flower reading for Gbenga Adesina, Furious Flower Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Black Global and Diasporic Poetry. Adesina is a Nigerian poet, essayist, and scholar who received his MFA from New York University, where he was a Goldwater Fellow and was mentored by Yusef Komunyakaa. His chapbook, Painter of Water, was published as part of the New-Generation African Poets series from Akashic Books, and his poem, "Across the Sea: A Sequence," won the 2020 Narrative Prize. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, the Poetry Review, Brittle Paper, the Yale Review, the New York Times and elsewhere. This is the first reading and Q&A in our Fall 2023 Reading Series. It is free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook and add the event to your digital calendar

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