George Oppen Memorial Lecture: Tyrone Williams

Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Xavier University Professor Tyrone Williams presents The Poetry Center's 34th George Oppen Memorial Lecture. Supported by the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust. Free to $10.
Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
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Tyrone Williams

Williams’ work draws on a variety of sources to challenge and investigate language, history and race. “I don’t ‘revere’ the English language but I use it and, on occasion, abuse it,” he said in a 2011 interview with the Volta. His full-length collections of poetry include c.c. (2002), On Spec (2008), The Hero Project (2009), Adventures of Pi (2011) and Howell (2011). Williams is co-editor of the anthology Inciting Poetics (2019) and the editor of African American Literature: Revised Edition (2008).