Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights
Dawn Lundy Martin

Award Winning Poet (Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry, 2015) Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, U. Pittsburgh Poet and activist Dawn Lundy Martin earned a BA at the University of Connecticut, an MA at San Francisco State University, and a PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her poetry collections include Discipline (2011), chosen by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Prize, and A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering(2007), which was selected for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize by Carl Phillips and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She is also the author of Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books, 2015) and Good Stock, Strange Blood (Coffee House Press, 2017). With Vivien Labaton, Martin coedited The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism (2004). She also co-founded both the Third Wave Foundation and the post-theorist Black Took Collective. She has received the Academy of American Arts and Science’s May Sarton Prize for Poetry as well as grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Women's & Gender Studies, the Queer Archives Project, and the Office of Intercultural Development

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