Guilford Poets Guild Welcomes Poet Marcus Rediker in April

In April, the Guilford Poets Guild welcomes award-winning poet Marcus Rediker for its Second Thursday Poetry Reading. The reading will take place via Zoom on Thursday, April 8 at 7PM, hosted by the Guilford Free Library.

Marcus Rediker is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. His ten books have won numerous awards and been translated into 16 languages. His most recent work is The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (Beacon Press, 2017), which he has adapted to a graphic novel, a children’s book, and a play he is now writing with Naomi Wallace. He is interested in the poetics of what is called “history from below” or “peoples’ history.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Please register on the Library’s website, http://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org. A Zoom link will be sent to you directly.


One thought on “Guilford Poets Guild Welcomes Poet Marcus Rediker in April

  1. Only recently became aware of Marcus Rediker through his former colleague and my late partner, Noel Ignatiev. I’ve seen him in many lectures and film, notably, The Ghosts of the Amistad, as well as The Fearless Benjamin Lay. It should come as no surprise that this gifted author is also writes poetry from below. But it has. Can’t wait for the lecture and his recitations.

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