[PAST EVENT] Commissioned Poem & Reading by Award-Winning Poet Brenda Marie Osbey

September 14, 2017
5pm - 6:30pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theatre
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Brenda Marie Osbey, Photo by Harold Baquet
Brenda Marie Osbey, Photo by Harold Baquet

Brenda Marie Osbey is a poet, essayist and librettist working in English and French. Her books include her collected poems, All Souls: Essential Poems (LSU Press, 2015); History and Other Poems (Time Being Books, 2013); All Saints: New and Selected Poems (LSU Press, 1997), which received the 1998 American Book Award; Desperate Circumstance, Dangerous Woman (Story Line Press, 1991); In These Houses (Wesleyan University Press, 1988); and Ceremony for Minneconjoux (Callaloo Poetry Series, 1983; University Press of Virginia, 1985).

Her poems have been published in numerous journals, anthologies and collections including Callaloo; Obsidian; Essence; Southern Review; Early Ripening: American Women's Poetry Now;The Made Thing: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern Poetry; 2PLUS2: A Collection of International Writing; Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology; Epoch; The American Voice; Illuminations: An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing; Southern Literary Journal; Atlantic Studies: Literary, Historical and Cultural Perspectives; Poet Lore; Renaissance Noire and The American Poetry Review. Her essays have appeared in The American Voice; The Georgia Review; BrightLeaf; Mondes Francophones; Southern Literary Journal; Creative Nonfiction and Renaissance Noire. Edited works include poetry features for Indiana Review, Poet Lore and War|Scapes, and Gabriel Okara: Collected Poems, Edited and with an Introduction by Brenda Marie Osbey (African Poetry Book Series, 2016).

Her reading is part of the Patrick Hayes Writers Festival's fall season.


Hermine Pinson, hdpins@wm.edu