The Georgetown Poetry and Seminar Series Presents:
Amiri Baraka & Rod Smith--Art and Politics: An Overview with special introductions by Aldon Nielsen
Tuesday October 18, 2005
Seminar: Art and Politics: An Overview: 5:30 PM, 462 ICC Poetry Reading: 8:00 PM, ICC Auditorium
Poet, essayist, dramatist, political activist Amiri Baraka is widely recognized as the central figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and has been a tireless innovator and instigator ever since. Recent additions to his extensive bibliography include Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems and The Essence of Reparations.
Poet and publisher Rod Smith's most recent books include Music or Honesty, Poemes de l'araignee and The Good House. Praising Music or Honesty, Peter Gizzi has written that "Smith is submodernism's first genius, [a poet with a] 'dissociadelic' mid-Atlantic soul, which never makes us choose between truth and beauty."
For further information about the series or this event, contact Ward Tietz, Director, Georgetown Poetry and Seminar Series, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Lannan Literary Programs at Georgetown visit:http://www.georgetown.edu/departments/english/Lannan/Index.html
The ICC Auditorium and ICC room 462 are in the red brick building located near the Georgetown University main gate at 37th and O Streets in Washington, DC.
All events are free and open to the public.