Joelle Biele (Tramp), Kyle Dargan (Anagnorisis), and DaMaris Hill (A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing) read from their latest collections of poetry.
Why should you attend?
“Using newspaper accounts and court records from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Joelle Biele’s poems tell the personal stories of women who left their homes and families to tramp the roads and rails. In Tramp, Biele weaves these real-life stories into poignant and insightful verse that gives us a window into previously unexplored lives.” —LSU Press
“Dargan takes no prisoners in this book, himself or others. He looks our society right in its one Cyclopean eye, seeing, sadly and bitterly that there’s always been a widening circle of murder of black males.”—Washington Independent Review of Books
“DaMaris B. Hill writes the poetry of the bound black woman across the ages in this haunting, powerful collection. What you will read here is not just poetry, though. This book offers an education. This book bears witness. This book is a reckoning.” —Roxane Gay
This event is part of the 2019 Virginia Festival of the Book. A full schedule of events is available here.