Bateau/Jesup Reading Series: Nkosi Nkululeko on Sat., Feb. 10

New York City Youth Poet Laureate Nkosi Nkululeko opens the 2018 College of the Atlantic Bateau/Jesup Reading Series with a reading and Q&A at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. All are invited to this free event.

Nkululeko, a prolific poet, is a fellow with Callaloo and The Watering Hole, and has been nominated for the American Voices and Independent Best American Poetry awards and a Pushcart Prize. He was part of the 2014 Urban Word Slam Team and the 2015 Urbana-NYC Slam Team.

“Nkosi’s work is joyful, urgent, and vibrantly alive, and he is as skilled a performer as he is a poet,” said Bateau Press student editor Kiera O’Brien. “We are thrilled to have him here to open our 2018 reading series.”

Nkululeko’s work has been published in No Token, Vinyl, Rose Red Review, Hobart, decomP, and elsewhere. The poet has performed in New York City’s Apollo Theater and Lincoln Center, and was a featured speaker on TEDxNewYork. He lives in Harlem.

There will be a Q&A with Nkululeko following the reading. Light refreshments will be served.

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This event is underwritten by the College of the Atlantic Diverse Voices Series.