On Sunday, September 10, 3pm-5pm, poet David Mills will lead a poetry reading and workshop in commemoration Lewis H. Latimer's birthday. Lewis H. Latimer was the son of fugitive slaves, a poet and a self-taught inventor.
David Mills will read poems from his poetry collection entitled "Talking to the Bones," the first poetic work on New York's African American Burial Ground -- America's oldest and largest slave cemetary. Following the reading, the poet will discuss the research-writing process, and engage the audience in creating poems and exploring Latimer's legacy.
Seats are limited. Please RSVP to the event.
About the poet:
David Mills is the author of two books of poetry, The Dream Detective; and a book-prize finalist, The Sudden Country. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (to write about New York’s African Burial Ground) and Breadloaf. He has an MFA from Warren Wilson College (where he was a Holden Fellow) and an MA from New York University. He lived in Langston Hughes’ landmark home and has written and recorded two poems for ESPN and RCA Records. His poems have been published in Crab Orchard Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Jubilat, Vermont Literary Review and Callaloo.