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