March 2018 13

  • Tuesday
    12:00 PM
    Artist Talk: Rosamond S. King
    Artist Talk: Rosamond S. King

    The Laura C. Harris Series welcomes poet Rosamond S. King presenting an artist talk. This talk is in conjunction with “Activating/Performance\Activism,” the Laura C. Harris Scholar-in-Residence initiative of Gabrielle Civil.

    King is a creative and critical writer and artist whose work is deeply informed by her cultures and communities (including African, Caribbean, American, and queer), by history, and by a sense of play. Her publications include the poetry collection “Rock | Salt | Stone” and the award-winning critical study “Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination.”

    King draws on reality to create non-literal interpretations of contemporary and historical experiences of African and Caribbean people. Her staged and guerilla performance art is culturally and politically engaged, often takes place in public, and utilizes the language of movement as well as spoken and written text. Her poetry often “moves” on the page, using different forms of English and different physical and poetic structures. With all of her work, King’s goal is to make people feel, wonder, and think, in that order.

    Open to Public: Yes
    Admission: FREE
    Questions?: Robin Brown, 740-587-6297
    Artist/Speaker Website: http://rosamondking.com/home.html
    Address: A. Blair Knapp Hall, Room 208, Denison University, 300 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Sponsored By:

    Laura C. Harris Series, Women’s and Gender Studies Program