Prize-winning poet and author Randall Horton will read from his work on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. The event, hosted by the English and Creative Writing Department and sponsored in part by the Dean of Faculty, is free and open to the public.
Randall Horton, originally from Birmingham, Ala., is a former recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize and is a Cave Canem Fellow. He is the author of the poetry collections The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street, and The Definition of Place. Horton is the current editor of Reverie: Midwest African American Literature and co-editor of Fingernails Across the Chalkboard, Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora. The editor of four children’s anthologies, Horton teaches at the University of New Haven and is the poetry editor of Willow Books and the managing editor at Tidal Basin Review.