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An evening with Ishmael Reed

June 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Time is a pendulum.


 Not a river.


 More akin to what goes around comes around.


–Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo


Ishmael Reed has asked Theo Konrad Auer to organize a poetry reading with him, and also to make it good.

Auer has carefully thought about it and decided to have a group reading rather than just Reed and himself. Auer aims toward addressing the culture and decontextualizing history. With that in mind, he has approached several leading lights from the fervent literary community, those being Ishmael Reed, Maw Shein Win, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Paul Corman- Roberts, and some of Ishmael’s students. Among them, there is a Guggenheim fellow, a couple of laureates, an American Book award winner and a guy who helped start the Art Murmur.

This group of people, younger writers, elders and those who are firmly mid-career, hope to serve as an informal survey of this place and time.

Pro Arts & COMMONS is honored to co-host the group of intellectuals with Kalahati Projects. The poetry reading is on Wednesday, June 12, 7- 9 PM. It’s free and open to public.



June 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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