9/18, 6 pm: Sade Murphy, Urayoán Noel, and Uche Nduka
Sade Murphy a poet and artist from Houston, TX. Sade is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, the author of Dream Machine (co-im-press, 2014), and a columnist at Real Pants (Lonely Britches and What's the Tea). They are pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Activism at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Urayoán Noel is the author of several books of poetry in English and Spanish, including Hi-Density Politics (BlazeVOX Books, 2010), Los días porosos (Catafixia Editorial, Guatemala, 2012; rpt. Atarraya Cartonera, Puerto Rico, 2014), and Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (University of Arizona Press, 2015), as well as the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014), winner of the Latino Studies Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association. Also a translator and performer, and a former CantoMundo and Ford Foundation fellow, Noel lives in the Bronx, teaches at NYU, and curates the Borders and Diasporas (B.A.D.) series. Learn more at http://urayoannoel.com/.
Uche Nduka is a Nigerian-American poet and essayist. His recent books are Heart's Field, eel on reef, Ijele, Nine East. Some of his writings have been translated into German, Dutch, French, Romanian, Italian. He presently lives in New York City and teaches at CUNY.
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