POET LAUREATE EUGENE B. REDMOND OF ST. LOUIS TO APPEAR IN EAST PALO ALTO
On Thursday, July 12th, the Nairobi Village Community & the Community Church of East Palo Alto will be presenting the legendary literary icon Poet Laureate Eugene B. Redmond of St. Louis with his group in an Author Showcase event @ 3:00 PM @ the Community Church of East Palo Alto, 2201 University Avenue. As part of a West Coast Tour that began in Sacramento recently, Poet Redmond & his group are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the release of the Drumvoices book.
In 1999, Poet Laureate Eugene B. Redmond joined Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Walter Mosley, Lerone Bennett Jr., August Wilson, and Henry Dumas as an inductee into the National Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. In 1976, while a professor of English and Poet-in-Residence in Ethnic Studies at California State University-Sacramento (1970-85), he was named (and remains) Poet Laureate of his native East St. Louis, Illinois. In that same year, Doubleday published his critical history, Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry.
Copies of the Drumvoices book will be available for sale at the event. For more information, call (650) 323-5839. Go here for more information.