Poet Amiri Baraka, Nocturnal Collective to perform March 1
By Vanessa Urruela Willis
February 11, 2002
Poet Amiri Baraka will speak at Wake Forest University on March 1 at 9 p.m. in Carswell Halls Annenburg Forum. He will be joined by Nocturnal Collective, a hip-hop group. The universitys Multicultural Affairs office is sponsoring this free event. It is open to the public.
Baraka, a poet and political activist, teaches African studies at SUNY at Stony Brook. His books include, Ys, Whys, Wise, a collection of poetry; Eulogies, a collection of eulogies he has written for celebrities including James Baldwin and Dizzy Gillespie; and Jesse Jackson and Black People, a collection of essays on civil rights and race relations.
Baraka won the Wallace Stevens poetry prize in 1993 and was honored as a Living Legend at the Black Drama Festival in 1994.
Nocturnal Collective is a Winston-Salem hip-hop group that performs at Theas House of Blues and other local venues. They also have been featured on local radio stations.
For more information, call 336-758-5766.