Black Poetry: A Conference

“Black Poetry: A Conference” — a historic gathering of 42 poets — will open with a gala reading at 7 p.m Thursday, Feb. 14, at McCarter Theatre Center’s Matthews Theatre. The reading, free and open to the public, features nine award-winning poets.

The conference is organized by Tracy K. Smith, the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton and the United States poet laureate; Princeton Arts Fellow Jaamil Olawale Kosoko; and Joshua Kotin, associate professor of English.

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Photo of Tracy K. Smith by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications; photo of Jaamil Olawale Kosoko by Erik Carter; and photo of Joshua Kotin by Rachel Applebaum