Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Nate Marshall
April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Access the Zoom event at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 18th by visiting this link or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call at here) and entering the following information:
Meeting ID: 930 1373 0219
On Sunday, April 18th, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Public Library will continue its exploration of Black poets with a discussion of the poetry of Nate Marshall and his latest book, Finna. In addition to poetry, Marshall is an editor, playwright, performer, educator, speaker, and rapper. In a self-description, he says his “work as a writer tends to consider themes of Blackness, urbanity, and community.” He goes on to say he is “fascinated by how people relate to each other and how power has come to shape those interactions.”
Marshall was raised in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. An alumnus of Chicago public schools, Marshall holds a BA in English and African American Diaspora Studies from Vanderbilt University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Michigan. He is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, the Poetry Foundation, and the University of Michigan. Marshall teaches creative writing and literature at Colorado College and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He considers poems as “a rare and important space for us to tinker, play, and discover.” Please join Claire Keyes, Marblehead Poet and Professor Emerita at Salem State University, as we gather via Zoom from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to tinker, play, and discover the poems of Nate Marshall.