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Harmony Holiday reads at CSUB, Todd Madigan Gallery of Dore Theatre, 4:00 pm, seating 3:50pm

2016-09-21 00:00 - 00:00
9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA, United States
Address: 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA, United States

Harmony Holiday is a poet and choreographer.  Her debut collection of poems, Negro League Baseball (2011), won the Fence Books Motherwell Prize

Holiday’s work tests the limits of language and memory, pushing at the elasticity of both poems and prose. As a reviewer for Publishers Weekly noted of Negro League Baseball, “Chaotic and mesmerizing, with sex, violence, music, history and semantics moving at breakneck speed, Holiday’s debut is a rare event: in prose poems and in isolated lines, her long unruly sentences take in a mother’s funeral, a tumultuous love affair, Mississippi family roots, Northern branches, and the partly improvised, often confrontational styles of advanced African-American music from be-bop and post-bop to hip-hop and whatever lies beyond.” Holiday lives in New York City.
(Above information from Poetry Foundation.)