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Alexis Pauline Gumbs

When: Thu., July 7 2016

THURSDAY, JULY 7

ALEXIS PAULINE GUMBS

Durham's Alexis Pauline Gumbs, who holds a doctorate from Duke for her work in queer black feminism, powerfully merges art, academics, and activism in her full-length poetry collection Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, forthcoming in October from Duke University Press. For aesthetically minded readers, Gumbs's taut, incantatory prose poems require no exegesis. Meanwhile, for those who feel inspired to learn more about the issues of gendered and racial violence and black feminism the poems probe, copious footnotes lead to a variety of citations and a further-reading bibliography. The resultant artifact can be read for pleasure, edification, or both at once. This week, Gumbs reads from the book in the So & So Reading Series, which also features Heather Bowlan, a poetry editor at BOAAT Press and Raleigh Review, and Joseph Silvers. —Brian Howe

CAM RALEIGH, RALEIGH8 p.m., free, www.camraleigh.org

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