Dead Detroit Poets Autumn Reading Series #3

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The Dead Detroit Poets reading series will end by featuring the late Murray Jackson at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.17. The series showcases local poets reading and local musicians playing works from dead Detroit poets. November features Detroit poets Melba Joyce Boyd and Vincent Perrone, along with musicians James Linck and Doc Waffles.

Melba Joyce Boyd is a professor and chair of Africana Studies at Wayne State University. Of the 13 books she has published, eight are collections of poetry. She has won a number of awards for her poetry including a Michigan Council for the Arts Individual Artist Award, and in 2009 she was a Nominee for the Kresge Eminent Artist Award. In 1997, she was commissioned to write the official poem for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which was inscribed in bronze in the museum wall, and lines from her poem, “We Want Our City Back,” appear in the sculpture Transcending: Michigan’s Tribute to Labor in downtown Detroit. She co-edited the Detroit poetry anthology Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001. Boyd also wrote, produced and directed the documentary film, The Black Unicorn: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press (1996).

Vincent Perrone is a Detroit based writer and former editor of the Wayne Literary Review. His work can be found in “Running Out of Ink,” “Cohesion,” and the now defunct blog “A Darling Pun.” His experimental chapbook “Daze Parmae” is available at dazeparmae.wordpress.com

Doc Waffles (http://docwaffles.bandcamp.com/) and James Linck
(http://www.jameslinck.com/) will perform a few Jackson poems to music to end the night.

This is the FINAL reading of the series – don’t miss it!
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