February 6, 2017

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
  • Herman Beavers

    Professor of English and Africana Studies
  • Janice A. Lowe

    Composer and Poet

Monday Poets - Janice A. Lowe & Herman Beavers

The Free Library is pleased to present The Monday Poets on the first Monday of every month, October through April. Now in its 21st year, the Monday Poets Reading Series showcases a variety of talented local and regional poets.

Herman Beaver’s latest poetry project turns to Toni Morrison’s Beloved as a source for a cycle of poems on Sethe’s two sons, Howard and Buglar, that will situate them in circumstances ranging from the Civil War and the Spanish-American War to Tammany Hall in New York City; Wilberforce University to the early stages of the Great Migration. Beavers is a professor of English and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Janice A. Lowe is a composer and poet. Her collection Leaving CLE: poems of nomadic dispersal moves from Cleveland to New York City to Tuscaloosa’s "schoolhouse door" and back. A Jonathan Larson Dramatists Guild Fellow, Lowe has composed over 200 theater songs.

Monday Poets readings are moderated by Lamont Dixon and take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street. Copies of the featured poets books may be available for cash purchase after the reading. Time permitting, at the end there may be a short open-mic session. For additional information, please call the Free Library of Philadelphia's Literature Department at 215-686-5402.

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