York, Isaac Murphy & Medgar Evers: Historical Poetry as Teacher
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Frank X Walker will discuss the educational possibilities that exist when historical poetry is employed as a tool for building a greater understanding of our past. Through an exploration of his four historical poetry collections (Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York, When Winter Come: The Ascension of York, Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate this Ride, and Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers), Walker will discuss his engagement with memory, research, and imagination as a core aspect of his process, and he will share new poems from a forthcoming book about York—his fifth collection of historical poetry.