Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ETA Creative Arts presents Haki Madhubuti

Book release event for new collection of works by one of Chicago’s premier
poets and activists:

Haki Madhubuti

ETA Creative Arts Foundation is hosting renown poet and activist Haki R. Madhubuti for a poetry reading, discussion and signing of his latest release LIBERATION NARRATIVES: NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS 1966-2009, the most complete collection of the poet’s work to date.

Emerging from a long tradition of social activism via the Black Arts Movement, Haki R. Madhubuti’s work helped define and sustain a movement that added music and brash street language to traditional poetics. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Dr. Madhubuti has been a pivotal figure in advocating a strong black literary tradition. Chronicling a tumultuous period in American history, his poetry provides an overview of emerging black culture as the work borrows language from black consciousness, hip-hop, political speeches, and motivational talks.

Thursday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m.

ETA Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave. Chicago

Haki R. Madhubuti is one of the nation’s most well known African American poets and activists for art and education as powerful weapons in the struggle for social equality. The long anticipated LIBERATION NARRATIVES: NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS 1966 2009 is expected to stand for at least a decade as the most comprehensive collection of Dr. Madhubuti’s poetry.