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A Toast in Your House: a memorial reading to celebrate the life & work of Akilah Oliver

April 9, 2011 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am


Adrienne Dodt

Krista Franklin

Jenny Henry

Jennifer Karmin + dancer J’Sun Howard

John Keene

Kevin Kilroy

Marie Larson

Todd McCarty

Marissa Perel

Hosted by Rebecca George & Luis Humberto Valadez

Admission: $4 suggested donation

All funds will be donated to assist the Oliver family with the costs associated with Akliah’s departure and to keep her work alive!

Co-presented by the Midwest Naropa Writers & Red Rover Series

AKILAH OLIVERwas a poet, a dedicated teacher, and an inspiration to the lives she touched. Her books include An Arriving Guard of Angels, Thusly Coming to Greet (Farfalla, McMillan & Parrish, 2004), The Putterer’s Notebook(Belladonna, 2006), a(A)ugust (Yo-Yo Labs, 2007), and A Toast In The House of Friends (Coffee House, 2009). She taught poetry in New York at The New School, Pratt Institute and The Poetry Project. She also taught at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

We will remember her warmly, in a house of friends, with our words.


April 9, 2011
12:00 am - 2:00 am