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April 03, 2013

Visiting Writers Series Presents the Poetry of Haki R. Madhubuti

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  • Visiting Writers Series presents poet Haki R. Madhubuti
  • Monday, April 15 at noon
  • Walb Student Union, Rooms G21 and G21A
  • Free and open to the public
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The final presentation of the 2012–13 Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Visiting Writers Series will feature Haki R. Madhubuti reading selections from his works, Monday, April 15, at noon in Walb Student Union, Rooms G21–G21A.

Madhubuti is the founder and publisher of Third World Press in Chicago. He was the 2010–11 Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor at DePaul University and is a retired university distinguished professor and professor of English at Chicago State University, where he was founder and director emeritus of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center, as well as director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

He has published over 30 books of poetry and nonfiction. Much of his work is published by Third World Press, including the best-selling Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The Afrikan American Family in Transition; Run Toward Fear; YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet’s Life, A Memoir; and Liberation Narratives: New and Collected Poems 1966–2009, which was awarded the ninth annual Hurston/Wright Legacy Prize in poetry. Madhubuti’s latest book of poems is Honoring Genius: Gwendolyn Brooks: The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice, and he is co-editor of the new anthology By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented. He has also published works with Lotus Press and Broadside Press.

Madhubuti’s poetry and essays have been published in more than 75 anthologies between 1997 and 2010. An award-winning poet and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, he has also received the American Book Award, an Illinois Arts Council Award, the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award, and other honors.

VWS is made possible through the support of several IPFW sponsors: the Department of English and Linguistics, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The program is also grateful to College Access TeleVision at IPFW, which records and broadcasts VWS events, and to anonymous donors.

For more information, contact Professor George Kalamaras at 260-481-6756 or