Frank B. Wilderson III: February 14, 2019


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The Poetry Center presents Frank B. Wilderson III reading from the manuscript to his forthcoming book, provisionally titled Afro-Pessimism (due early 2020 from Liveright Publishing/W.W. Norton). His reading is followed by a conversation with the audience. This event, the first of two, inaugurates The Poetry Center's Black Study Series, a new annual program supported by an anonymous donor and, in this instance, the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Poetry Center, SFSU
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Steve Dickison, Elise Ficarra
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Frank B. Wilderson III (00:35:04)

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Conversation (01:00:48)

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