Everett Hoagland, Recipient of 2015 Langston Hughes Society Award, to Launch New Book at UMASS Dartmouth Reading


music1Poet Everett Hoagland will give a rare solo reading to debut his latest book, THE MUSIC & Other Selected Poems, on Tuesday April 21, 2:00-3:30pm, in the Main Reading Room of the UMass Dartmouth Library. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to hear Professor Hoagland read in person, LISTEN to me when I tell you that you do not want to miss this reading. If you have heard him read before, you’ll understand why it’s so exciting that he’s giving an extended reading of his work.


everettEverett Hoagland is Emeritus Professor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and former Poet Laureate of New Bedford, Massachusetts (1994-1998). He is the recipient of the 2015 Langston Hughes Society Award, the author of several books including This City and Other Poems, and Here: New and Selected Poems, and the editor of the poetry anthology Ocean Voices (Spinner Books, 2012). Professor Hoagland is published in anthologies such as The Best American Poetry 2002, The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry, The Body Electric, African American Literature (eds Wardi & Gilyard), Liberation Poetry, Bum Rush The Page, and many others. His periodical publications include The Massachusetts Review, The American Poetry Review, The UUA WORLD. He has read his work to audiences in Asia, Africa, Latin America and all over the USA. He is especially beloved in southeastern Massachusetts, where he has been a teacher, mentor, and friend to poets across the region.
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