Thursday, January 6, 2022

Virtual Reading with Toi Derricotte January 8

Toi Derricotte


The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College presents a virtual Poetry Reading by Toi Derricotte on Saturday, January 8, 22 via zoom at 2:30 PM – 3 PM (EST).  If you want to watch the reading live, go to https://youtu.be/Kg5BxA50tsw  The reading will also be archived at that link later.

The Distinguished Poets Series, Virtual Reading with Toi Derricotte

Toi Derricotte is the recipient of the 2021 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American poets, for outstanding artistic achievement in the art of poetry over a poet’s career, and the 2020 Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry. 

Her sixth collection of poetry, I: New and Selected Poems, was published in 2019 and shortlisted for the 2019 National Book Award. Other books of poetry include The Undertaker’s Daughter, Tender, Captivity, Natural Birth, and The Empress of the Death House. Her literary memoir, The Black Notebooks, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-Fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 

With Cornelius Eady, Derricotte co-founded the Cave Canem Foundation in 1996. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Pittsburgh and a former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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