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Black Futures: Poet Carl Phillips & Visual Artist Laylah Ali -- Reading, Lecture, and Conversation

Date: 
Mar 1 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Carl Phillips is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Reconnaissance (2015), Silverchest (2013), Double Shadow (2011), and Speak Low (2009). A two-time finalist for the National Book Award, he is also a recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Thom Gunn Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006 and since 2011 has served as a judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. 

Laylah Ali is an acclaimed visual artist whose works have been included in the Venice Biennial, the Whitney Biennial, and in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.

Location and Address: 
Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, 326 South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15260
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