GLT Datebook: @Salon Salutes Great Poet

Mar 18, 2017

Poet Duriel E. Harris is the organizer of @Salon.
Credit Laura Kennedy / WGLT

The Illinois State University Creative Writing Program and Department of English present @Salon 2017, which marks the centennial of the birth of poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

  • This is a  free, public event featuring renowned local and regional artists for an afternoon of poetry, performance, music, and visual art.
  • It's Saturday, March 25 from noon to 5 PM at the McLean County Arts Center in downtown Bloomington.
  • The features readings by Chicago-based poet Daniel Borzutzky (author of The Performance of Becoming Human and winner of the National Book Award) and poet, performer, and winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize, Duriel E. Harris.  @Salon marks  the Illinois launch of her work, No Dictionary of a Living Tongue
  • Remembering the legacy of Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks, the @salon will also launch Downstate Legacies' release of ISU professor and alumna Elizabeth Hatmaker's Infrastructures and will feature a sound art exhibition and musical selections by DJ 1st Mind and actor/composer Duane Boutté. 

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