02/25/2013 02:32 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU Readers & Writers presents “Poetry & Regimes of Power” on Thursday,
Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Baton Rouge Gallery. The evening will feature Dawn Lundy
Martin, Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore and youth poets from Baton Rouge’s own WordCrew.
Martin is the author of “A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering,” which the Cave
Canem Poetry Prize, and “Discipline,” which was a finalist for both the 2012 Los Angeles
Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. Martin is a member of the experimental
black poetry and performance group the Black Took Collective and an assistant professor
at the University of Pittsburgh.
Skidmore is a poet, educator and organizer from Baton Rouge. He is also a nationally
ranked slam poet who has facilitated workshops for youth and adults in Louisiana and
across the nation for the past decade. His work has appeared in the anthology “Spoken
Word Revolution” and the New Delta Review, and he currently serves as the executive
director of Forward Arts Incorporated, teaching poetry to teens in the Baton Rouge
area through the Forward Arts WordPlay Teen Writing Project.
The WordCrew youth poets are members of the Forward Arts after-school writing program,
which builds literary culture and community among diverse Baton Rouge teens through
poetry workshops, spoken word events, publications and educator resources.
For more information about Readers & Writers, including our other upcoming events,
please visit http://www.lsureadersandwriters.com/.
To learn more about how to contribute to this donor-supported organization, visit http://www.lsureadersandwriters.com/giving.html for information on the Readers & Writers’ ongoing annual fund drive.
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013