Come enjoy an
evening of contemporary Southern poetry featuring award-winning poet, R. Flowers
Rivera on Nov. 20.
Sponsored by the Berry College Department of English
and Multicultural and International Student Programs, Rivera will speak on her
new book of poetry "Troubling Accents," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Krannert
Center, room 217.
The event is free and open to the public.
received her doctorate in African American literature and creative writing from
Binghamton University. In 2009, she was awarded the Leo Love Merit Scholarship
in poetry at the Taos Summer Writers Conference. She wrote a story entitled "The
Iron Bars," that won the 1999 Peregine Prize along with many other awards.
Her new book "Troubling Accents" is a collection of poems that embrace brutal
and beautiful human experiences and histories dealing with black Southern