Dr. Haki Madhubuti
Taught By Women: Poems as Resistance Language New & Selected
Monday, February 1
Poet, author, editor, and publisher of Third World Press, Dr. Haki Madhubuti, visits City of Asylum’s virtual channel to celebrate his newest poetry collection, Taught By Women.
Written with warm verses and timeless reverence, each poem is a vivid portrait of the array of women who have influenced Dr. Madhubuti and contributed to his five-decade career. From his artistic mentor and mother-figure, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks; to Shirley Chisholm and Coretta Scott King; to Margaret Burroughs—the Chicago artist, and founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History.
Taught by Women is filled with more than 100 women who have shaped Dr. Madhubuti as a person, poet, and leader.
A founding member of the Black Arts Movement, Dr. Madhubuti remains a leading Black artistic, political, and social revolutionary—”a poet who still writes about the Black experience from deep inside the community.” –Chicago Sun Times
This is Dr. Madhubuti’s first single-authored book of poetry since 2005 and is an event not to be missed. Moderated by Romi Crawford (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.