Reading the Black Library: Nate Marshall Stony Island Art Bank

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Date(s) - 07/05/2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stony Island Art Bank/Theaster Gates

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For this series, invited artists, musicians, students and community members, are encouraged to read from our collections and explore connections with their own life and work. July features readings by poets in the lead up to the first annual Chicago Poetry Block Party, which is hosted by the Poetry Foundation and Crescendo Literary. Followed by informal discussion.


Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. He is the editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and the author of Wild Hundreds (University of Pittsburgh Press), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. Nate received his MFA in Poetry at The University of Michigan where he also served as a Zell Postgraduate Fellow. He received his BA at Vanderbilt University. A Cave Canem Fellow, his work has appeared in POETRY Magazine, Indiana Review, The New Republic, [PANK] Online, and in many other publications. He is a founding member of the poetry collective Dark Noise. He also co-directs Crescendo Literary, a partnership that develops community-engaged arts events and educational resources.

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