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Friday, May 14 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bridging the Atlantic

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A poetry reading by Chekwube Danladi, winner of the 2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and Logan February, winner of the 2020 Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature from their award-winning debut poetry collections, respectively. The reading will be followed by a conversation around the current state and future of African poetry, a genre bubbling with exciting and brilliant new voices. Chibuihe Obi Achimba, the 2019-2020 Harvard University Scholar-at-Risk fellow and currently an M.F.A. candidate at Brown University, will moderate this session.

Link to recording: https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/NrD_pV7a1BvLPY2PpuFAjnp805WWGmlqssIdsueszWe9GOywXHGnj6v703q7tYY-.MrKR3eW0FmmySXML

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Chibuihe Obi Achimba

Chibuihe Obi Achimba is a poet, essayist, and LGBTQ+ activist. He was the 2019 Harvard University Scholar-at-Risk fellow and a visiting poet in the Department of English. His writings have been published or featured in the New York Times, Guernica Magazine, Harvard Review, Arrowsmith... Read More →
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Chekwube Danladi

Chekwube Danladi is a writer and a reformed punk. The author of Semiotics, and Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, she has received support from Callaloo, Kimbilio, Hedgebrook, the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Vermont Studio... Read More →
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Logan February

Logan February is a non-binary Nigerian poet, songwriter, and graduate student at Purdue University's MFA program in Creative Writing. They and their work have been featured in The Guardian Life, Dazed, The Rumpus, Lambda Literary, Washington Square Review, Africa In Dialogue... Read More →

Friday May 14, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT