Afro-Surrealist Poet and 2013 American Book Award Winner Will Alexander to Read on Tuesday, March 25th at 6:00 pm in the Handwerker Gallery.


Contributed by Catherine Taylor

Poet Will Alexander will give a reading in honor of his winning a 2013 American Book Award for his collection of essays, Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat, published by Essay Press, of which Writing Department faculty member Catherine Taylor is a Founding Editor.

About Alexander's work, poet Harryette Mullen writes, "His literary influences connect him to an international avant-garde, just as his experience as an African American connects him to a black diaspora, and to the political struggles of Third World people."

Poet and critic Jerome Rothenberg acclaims Will Alexander as "'The true successor among us to the likes of the Surreal and deeply explorative figures like Breton and Césaire.  No other poet writing in America today does it the way Alexander does--a range of words and images that startle and create new pathways for the language and the mind-in-freedom.'"   The reading is free and open to the public at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 25th in the Handwerker Gallery.

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