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Visiting Writers Series

Visiting Poet Raina J. León 

Friday, Oct 26th, 2018 


Dr. Raina J. León, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006) and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, CantoMundo and Macondo, has been published over 50 publications in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and academic scholarship. Her first collection of poetry, Canticle of Idols (2008), was a finalist for both the Cave Canem First Book Poetry Prize (2005) and the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (2006). Her second book, Boogeyman Dawn (2013), was a finalist for the Naomi Long Madgett Prize (2010). Her third book, sombra: dis(locate) was released February 2016, Salmon Poetry. Her first chapbook, profeta without refuge, was released in September 2016 through Nomadic Press. 


Eureka Campus, Humanities Room 129 
Doors open at 6:30 pm 
Reading begins at 7:00 pm 

View more information about the the poetry and writing of Raina Leon at her website: http://www.rainaleon.com/