Please join us as we create a space for people to read and perform Akilah Oliver's work and work inspired by her. The reading will be in the Parish Hall, a room where she read her work, carefully listened to the work of other poets and taught workshops. The event is an opportunity for us to express our deep gratitude and pay homage to her gifts and her greatness.
With Rachel Levitsky, Eileen Myles, Patricia Spears Jones, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Tonya Foster, E. Tracy Grinnell, Tracie Morris, Charles Bernstein, Steven Taylor, Tyler Burba, Julian T. Brolaski, Rachel Zolf, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Laura Meyers, Stacy Szymaszek & Marcia Oliver.
Also a special tribute from a group of her former students: Stephen Motika, Lydia Cortes, Kate Jaeger, Jamila Wimberly & Mia Bruner.