The Dark Room Collective Reunion reading tour, NOTHING PERSONAL, is coming to the Folger Shakespeare Library April 30, 2012 as part of the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series.
The Collective was founded in 1987 as an informal community of African American poets supporting each other’s literary artistry. The members of this successful group have gone on to distinguished careers, marking significant achievements and winning many literary awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, several Cave Canem Poetry Prizes, fellowships, and a Woman of the Year award, among others.
The Collective is reuniting this year for a reading tour, including an evening in Washington, DC on Monday, April 30, 2012. The touring group members include Tisa Bryant, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Major Jackson, John Keene, Tracy K. Smith, Sharan Strange, Natasha Trethewey, and Kevin Young, and the event is moderated by Meta DuEwa Jones.
Below and attached is the press release for this event as well as a promotional flyer. Tickets are $15 adults / $7.50 students and can be purchased at the Folger box office, 202.544.7077, or www.folger.edu/poetry