Talk + Poetry Reading: Dawn Lundy Martin

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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD says
Poet and activist Dawn Lundy Martin discusses the Methexis film series, her ongoing collaboration with Mitch McEwen and read selections of her poetry.

Dawn Lundy Martin, codirector of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. Martin received her MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her PhD in literature at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst with a dissertation on experimentalism and subjectivity in contemporary poetry. She is the author of A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering (University of Georgia Press 2007), winner of the Cave Canem Prize; DISCIPLINE (Nightboat Books 2011), which was selected by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize and a finalist for both Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award; Candy, a limited edition letterpress chapbook (Albion Books 2011); The Main Cause of the Exodus (O’clock Press 2014); and The Morning Hour, selected by C.D. Wright for the 2003 Poetry Society of America’s National Chapbook Fellowship. Her latest collection, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, was published by Nightboat Books in 2015. She is at work on a new book titled Good Stock, forthcoming from Coffee House Press.
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