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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Host Celebration of African-American Poet’s Work with Jazz, Poetry Readings and Discussions

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Timothy Wall,, 573-882-3346

WHAT: The faculty of the University of Missouri Department of English invites the public to a celebration and discussion of the life and work of poet Michael S. Harper.

For more than 42 years, Harper has created a body of work that has changed the way that African-American poetry is viewed.

The symposium will include panel presentations with 21 nationally renowned poets, conversation with Michael S. Harper, a poetry reading and a Friday night jazz poetry tribute with live music and featured poets.

WHO: Free and open to the public; registration is required

WHERE: MU Campus, for a complete map of events:

WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, March 14 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 15

For a complete schedule and description of events:

NOTE: For more information and registration: