David Henderson: March 15, 2018

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The Poetry Center presents David Henderson reading a retrospective selection of poems, from his earliest published works to the present, and in conversation with the audience. Henderson reads from Felix of the Silent Forest (Poets Press, 1967), De Mayor of Harlem (E.P. Dutton, 1970), The Low East (North Atlantic Books, 1980), Neo California (North Atlantic Books, 1998), and newer work from manuscript, including a work-in-progress “For Gil Scott-Heron.” His reading is followed by a conversation with the audience.

Contributor
Steve Dickison, Duane Deterville, Gabrielle Daniels, George Brooks, Sheppard Powell
Date
03/15/2018
Originally Recorded By
DocFilm Institute
Total Run Time
01:59:03
Location
The Poetry Center, SFSU
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1459
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David Henderson (01:02:26)

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Conversation (00:52:10)

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