September 12th, 2013
School of the Night and American Studies present:
A Reading by Poet & Critic
Thursday, October 10, 5:30 pm
Mandel Reading Room
Publisher’s Weekly calls The Forage House “one of this season’s four most exciting poetry titles.”
Taylor says the book began “when DNA tests confirmed that chromosomal patterns on the descendants of Sally Hemings matched the patterns on the chromosomes of descendants of Thomas Jefferson. It was a fierce wake-up call… [to] my own connection to slavery. I felt the enormity of my ignorance.”
Students of literature, history, and culture will learn from Taylor’s creative exploration of American history. Join us for an afternoon that breaks down the divides between study, self, and art; between personal and political; between then and now, us and them.