Thursday, January 14, 2021
5:30 pm Central

Join us as two of the leading poets of our time discuss their recent collaborative chapbook A Bruise is a Figure of Remembrance (Slapering Hol Press, 2020). Free to attend, registration required. We hope to "see you" there!

Books can be purchased during the event, or in advance here. To purchase A Bruise is a Figure of Remembrance directly from Rain Taxi, click here. To purchase other books by Toi Derricotte and Dawn Lundy Martin from our partner Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis, click designated link below.

About the Poets:

Toi Derricotte is the author of I: New & Selected Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and several collections of poetry, including Tender, winner of the 1998 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her memoir The Black Notebooks (W.W. Norton) received the 1998 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-Fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her honors include the Paterson Poetry Prize for Sustained Literary Achievement, the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, and the Distinguished Pioneering of the Arts Award from United Black Artists. Professor Emerita at the University of Pittsburgh, Derricotte co-founded Cave Canem Foundation (with Cornelius Eady); served on the Academy of American Poets’ Board of Chancellors, 2012-2017; and currently serves on Cave Canem’s Board of Directors, Marsh Hawk Press’s Artistic Advisory Board, and the Advisory Board of Alice James Books.

Dawn Lundy Martin is a poet, essayist, and conceptual-video artist. She is the author of four full-length books of poems: Good Stock Strange Blood (Coffee House Press, 2017), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award; Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books, 2015), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry; Discipline (Nightboat Books, 2011); and A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering (University of Georgia Press, 2007). Most recently, she co-edited with Erica Hunt the anthology Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing (Kore Press, 2018). Her nonfiction can be found in The New Yorker, Harper’s, n+1, and elsewhere. Martin, a recipient of a 2018 NEA Grant in Creative Writing, is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.