The Dr. Carl Calendar Visiting Writers Series Presents Francine J. Harris
December 1 @ 6:30 pm
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Award-Winning Poet Francine J. Harris
Francine J. Harris’ most recent book of poetry, Here is the Sweet Hand, winner of the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her second book, play dead, won a LAMBDA Literary Award, a Publishing Triangle Award, and was nominated for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry. Her debut collection, Allegiance, was a finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Open Book Award.
About Here is the Sweet Hand: “Entering mid-career with her extraordinary third book, harris… fully emerges as one of the best and most relevant contemporary poets. She writes with a historical and linguistic reach…She is also in league with some of the great practitioners of poetry that makes no distinction between the personal and the political, such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hayden, and Adrienne Rich.” – Craig Morgan Teicher
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