CSULA Department of English | Events

Dr. Lauri Ramey of the Department of English and
Director of the Center for
Contemporary Poetry and Poetics at Cal State L.A. will
discuss
two of her books, The Heritage Series of Black
Poetry 1962-1975
and Slave Songs and the Birth
of African American Poetry
in February. The event,
"African American Poetry: From Slave Songs to Neo
Hoodoo," will be held on Wednesday, February 4 at 6 pm,
in the U-SU Theater on the 1st floor of the  University-Student Union.

The
event is being presented by Cross Cultural Centers (CCC), Center
for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, the Department
of English, the Department of Pan
African Studies, and the University-Student Union. Guests can call the CCC at
323.343.5001 for more information.
 

picture of book
Image of Ramey's Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry

Lauri Ramey is Director of the Center
for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics and Professor of
African American Literature and Culture and Creative
Writing, at California State University, Los Angeles.
Her book, Slave Songs
and the Birth of African American Poetry
(Palgrave
Macmillan, 2008), has been nominated for The Christian
Gauss Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Society, an NAACP
Image Award, and The Lincoln Prize from Gettysburg
College, as well as being named a Choice
Recommended Book. She also edited and contributed to The Heritage Series of Black
Poetry 1962-1975
(Ashgate,
2008), which has been
nominated for the PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award, the
Modern Language Association's William Sanders Scarborough
Prize, and named a Choice Highly Recommended Book and
Editor's Pick. Her other recent publications include Every
Goodbye Ain't Gone
(University of Alabama Press,
2006), co-edited with Aldon Lynn Nielsen, and Black British Writing
(Palgrave
Macmillan, 2004), co-edited with R. Victoria Arana and
available in a revised paperback edition in 2009. 

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