Dargan Poetry Reading to be Held Feb. 8
January 13, 2012

In celebration of African-American history month, the public is invited to attend a poetry reading by Kyle Dargan on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., in Guerrieri Hall at Wor-Wic Community College on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

Dargan is the author of three collections of poetry, including “Logorrhea Dementia” in 2010. His debut collection, “The Listening,” won the 2003 Cave Canem poetry prize, and his second, “Bouquet of Hungers,” was awarded the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in poetry. Dargan’s poems and non-fiction have appeared in publications such as “Denver Quarterly,” “Jubilat,” “The Star-Ledger,” “Ploughshares,” “TheRoot.com”and “Shenandoah.”

He is the founding editor of the online magazine “Post No Ills” and was most recently the managing editor of “Callaloo.” Dargan is an assistant professor in the department of literature at American University in Washington, D.C.

A book signing will follow the event, which is part of the college’s Echoes & Visions reading series sponsored by the arts club and the college’s cultural diversity committee at Wor-Wic.