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.
 

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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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