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Two poet-activists to read for Amnesty International event at WFU

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
February 23, 2005

The Wake Forest University's chapter of Amnesty International will host a poetry reading titled "Separate is Never Equal: Acknowledging and Accepting Diversity" featuring poets and activists Evie Shockley and Pamela Uschuk at 6 p.m. March 3 in the Ring Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center. Admission is free. A reception and booksigning will follow the event.

Shockley, a professor of English at Wake Forest, is a poet, fiction writer and member of the Carolina African-American Writers Collective. Her work, which has been described as "crowded with life," has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Black Arts Quarterly, Blue Mesa Review, Callaloo and The North American Review.

Uschuk is the director for the Center for Women Writers at Salem College. The Bloomsbury Review has hailed her as "one of the most insightful and spirited poets today," and The New York Times has called her poetry "haunting." Uschuk's work has been published in more than two hundred journals and anthologies worldwide.

The reading is in conjunction with Amnesty International's theme year: "The Year of Arts & Human Rights."

For more information, call 336-758-8126 or (281) 770-3440 or visit http://www.wfu.edu/Student-organizations/amnestyinternational.


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