Flyleaf Second Sundays Poetry Series & Open Mic feat. Allen Stein and Tsitsi Jaji
Sunday 1/12, 3 pm
Featured poets will each read for approximately 20 minutes and, after a short break for the readers to sign books, there will be a poetry open mic. Please sign up to read no later than 2:45 pm. Each open mic reader will be limited to no more than a page of poetry. Hope to see you there!
Allen Stein was born in the Bronx and is a grateful graduate of the public schools and playgrounds of that borough. He has a B.A. and M.A. from New York University, and a Ph.D from Duke. For over fifty years he has taught in the English Department at NC State. Recently, he has turned from academic writing to poetry. His poems have appeared in over two dozen journals, and his first collection, Your Funeral is Very Important to Us, is published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company. His second collection, Unsettled Subjects, will be published in 2020 by Broadstone Books.
Tsitsi Jaji is the author of Beating the Graves, and Carnaval, a chapbook in the first New Generation African Poets box set, both from the African Poetry Book Fund. Her second full-lenth collection, Mother Tongues, was published in 2019 after receiving the 2018 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. She earns her living as an associate professor at Duke University and is the author of an award-winning scholarly book, Africa in Stereo: Music, Modernism and Pan-African Solidarity (Oxford, 2014).