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Featured Reading: Patricia Smith & Marilyn Nelson

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Two of the leading poetic voices of our time will join forces to deliver what is sure to be a reading for the ages. Without Chicagoan Patricia Smith, Slam Poetry wouldn’t be what it is today. A 2006 inductee to the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, Smith is a staff instructor at Cave Canem, the groundbreaking retreat for African American writers. And Marilyn Nelson, a National Book Award finalist, is a multi-genre wonder who has garnered acclaim in both poetry and children’s literature. Nelson is also a 2006 inductee to the International Literary Hall of Fame and has just concluded a five-year term as Poet Laureate of Connecticut. Recorded as part of the 16th Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Writers’ Conference for Black Literature and Creative Writing.

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Recorded Friday, October 27, 2006 at Chicago State University.

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