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Akilah Oliver

Akilah Oliver

Oliver, Akilah
Title: Akilah Oliver
Reading Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Introduction-4455

Description:

by Chris Nelson

Selections from The Putterer's Notebook and "An Arriving Guard of Angels, Thusly Coming to Greet"-4456

Annotation:

Oliver, Akilah. The Putterer's Notebook. Brooklyn: Belladonna Books, 2006.
Oliver, Akilah. A Toast in the House of Friends. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2009.

"In Aporia"-4457

Annotation:

Oliver, Akilah. A Toast in the House of Friends. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2009.

Reading Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010
Series: Spring Reading Series, Next Word in Poetry
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): UA Poetry Center

In her Next Word reading with Brandon Shimoda and Philip Jenks, Akilah Oliver reads from The Putterer's Notebook and A Toast in the House of Friends. Her reading includes a standout performance of the long poem "An Arriving Guard of Angels, Thusly Coming to Greet," an elegy for her son Oluchi McDonald.

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