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Robert Hayden's work was ahead of its time, but his vision was derided in his time. Scholars and Creative Artists will gather to discuss the man, the significance of his work, and Hayden's continuing impact upon poets writing today, particularly a group of poets rising from Hayden's hometown, Detroit, MI.
*Schedule is subject to change; please check website for updates. View Dartmouth College campus map. *
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
8:00 PM Opening Reception (Nearburg Gallery), Readings by Tommye Blount, Airea D. Matthews, and Matthew Olzmann
Thursday, September 22, 2022
10:00 AM Welcome Remarks (Haldeman 041), Vievee Francis and Patricia Stuelke
10:30 AM Keynote Address and response (Haldeman 041), Charles Henry Rowell; introduction by Howard Dodson. With Derik Smith. *this event will be livestreamed starting at 10:30 a.m.*
2:30 PM Detroit's Historical and Aesthetic Context [Panel] (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104), Melba Joyce Boyd, Nandi Comer, and Vievee Francis; moderated by Kimberly Juanita Brown
4:00 PM Poetry Reading (Sanborn Library), Michael Collier, francine j. harris, Garrett Hongo, Edward Hirsch, and Carl Phillips; moderated by Matthew Olzmann *this event will be livestreamed*
8:00 PM Film Screening of Zug | 10-year retrospective (Loew Auditorium) with director Perry Janes; moderated by Tom Bosworth '22
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:45 AM Welcome (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104)
10:00 AM Knowing Hayden [Round Table] (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104), Michael Collier, Edward Hirsch, Garrett Hongo, and Carl Phillips; moderated by Peter Orner
11:00 AM Hayden Post-Black Arts Movement [Panel] (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104), Melba Joyce Boyd, Aricka Foreman, and Tyehimba Jess; moderated by Isaac Ginsberg Miller
1:30 PM The Lineage of Production [Round Table] (The Wren Room, Sanborn 104), francine j. harris, Perry Janes, Airea D. Matthews, and Matthew Olzmann; moderated by Vievee Francis
7:00 PM Poetry Reading (Sanborn Library), Nandi Comer, Aricka Foreman, Perry Janes, Tyehimba Jess, and Isaac Ginsberg Miller; introductions by Vievee Francis and Rena Mosteirin
These events are free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register for the conference.
In accordance with Dartmouth's Vaccination and Testing Policy, we request that all visitors be up to date on their vaccinations—including eligible booster shots.
We will provide face masks for each event.