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Arts and Performance

Cruel April 2021: Arthur Flowers

April 15, 2021 at 6:00pm7:00pm EDT

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Point of Contact will once again host nationally- and internationally-celebrated poets for this year’s Cruel April Reading Series, which runs throughout April via Zoom. The annual series, held in celebration of National Poetry Month, also marks the release of the 14th annual poetry journal, Corresponding Voices, which features the work of this year’s readers — Ángelo Néstore, Arthur Flowers, David Lloyd, Ada Salas and Graciela Cros.

Point of Contact welcomes Arthur Flowers on Thursday April 15th at 6pm.

To register in advance, please follow the link provided. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Arthur Flowers is a novelist, essayist, and performance poet. A native of Memphis Tennessee, he is the author of novels, Another Good Loving Blues and De Mojo Blues; a children’s book, Cleveland Lee’s Beale Street Band, and a memoir/manifesto, Mojo Rising: Confessions of a 21st Century Conjureman and a graphic nonfiction, I See The Promise Land. He has published shorts and articles and is a blues-based performance poet. He is a founding member/director of New Renaissance Writers Guild, NYC, The Griot Shop, Memphis, and the Pan African Literary Forum. He has been Executive Director of the Harlem Writers Guild. He has been the recipient of NEA and NYSFA awards in fiction and nonfiction.

His novel in progress, Rest for the Weary, is a meditation on prophecy, destiny, fate and the human condition. He is also working on a nonfiction work, The Hoodoo Book of Flowers. He considers having an online literary presence part of being a 21st Century literary man and has a blog, Rootsblog, a cyberhoodoo webspace.

This program is possible thanks to the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC) at Syracuse University, in addition to SU’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Poets and Writers.


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This event was published on April 2, 2021.

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