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A Celebration for Akilah Oliver’s the she said dialogues: flesh memory

March 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Poetry Project is proud to join Nightboat in celebrating the republication of Akilah Oliver’s beloved book, the she said dialogues: flesh memory, a collection of poems which – 20 years on – continue to sustain us with new, essential, and prescient force in their investigation of “the non-linear synapses between desire, memory, blackness (as both a personal identity and a non-essentialist historical notion), sexuality and language.” Brilliant in their listening and utterance, Oliver’s poems embrace grief, desire, obstacle, and possibility, and draw us across time as Tracie Morris observes in her new foreword, into “this kind of gathering together, a collective state of being called she.”

Readers and performers include: Tyler BurbaMayra A. Rodríguez CastroLaTasha N. Nevada DiggsTonya M. FosterTobi HaslettHarmony HolidayErica HuntJoyce LeeAnn Joseph & LaVonne Natasha CaesarMarqueta KilgoreRachel LevitskyTracie MorrisEileen MylesMarcia OliverJulie PattonTiana ReidEleni SikelianosStacy SzymaszekAnne Waldman, and Rachel Zolf. With special thanks to co-editors Laura Meyers, Marcia Oliver, and Rachel Zolf.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-for-akilah-olivers-the-she-said-dialogues-flesh-memory-tickets-140429657887


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