Exploring "mystic turf": a Book Release Party
Join us for a book release party for "mystic turf." With reflections by author Quraysh Ali Lansana, and special guests.
Rose Blouin, Interdisciplinary Artist and Professor, Columbia College
Simone Muench, Poet and Professor, Lewis University
Achy Obejas, Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Translator, and Journalist, University of Chicago
Roger Reeves, Poet and Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago
Matthew Shenoda, Poet and Associate Dean, School of Fine and Performing Arts, Columbia College
Mark Turcotte, Poet and Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University
Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of five poetry books, three textbooks, a children's book; editor of eight anthologies; and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. He is Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing at Chicago State University, where he served as Director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing from 2002-2011.