Poetry Off The Shelf: "Bearden's Odyssey" with Kwame Dawes, Matthew Shenoda, & Natasha Trethewey at the Poetry Foundation

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Kwame Dawes, Matthew Shenoda, & Natasha Trethewey


Inspired by Romare Bearden’s 1977 sequence of twenty watercolors, Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) gathers original poems from thirty- ve of the most revered African diaspora poets in the United States. The book’s award-winning editors, Kwame Dawes and Matthew Shenoda, join the nineteenth US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, for a reading and conversation about Bearden and his work. 

At the Poetry Foundation, free admission.

Event Location: 
Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654