Award-winning poet Afaa Michael Weaver will give a talk on Apr. 6 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. He has published more than 10 poetry collections, including City of Eternal Spring, winner of 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and The Government of Nature, winner of the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. A former factory worker and son of a sharecropper, Weaver covers a broad range of topics in his poetry, including family dynamics, childhood trauma, American history and culture, and Chinese and Asian culture and philosophies. Weaver has also earned a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, Fulbright Award and multiple Pushcart prizes. He is the Alumnae Professor of English at Simmons College. Sponsors: Lowell Humanities Series and Poetry Days. Read more about Weaver and his role in the upcoming Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Boston College News.
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