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 Picador Professor Lauren K. Alleyne Read from Her Work 

Submitted by Carlo Becker on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 16:42

On Thursday, May 07, 2015, Picador Guest Professor Lauren K. Alleyne held a reading at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK). About fifty people attended the event, which was moderated by MDR Figaro journalist and author Ellen Schweda.

Prof. Alleyne read from Difficult Fruit, her first collection of poetry. She presented poems about issues such as racism, gender, memory, and grief, as well as pieces dominated by irony and humor. During the reading's Q&A sections, Ellen Schweda asked Prof. Alleyne about her main sources of inspiration, her approach to teaching poetry, and the role of musicality in her writing. Talking about the place of lyrical writing in U.S. society, Alleyne noted that "poetry doesn't need a facebook page to exist."

The audience members demonstrated their appreciation for Alleyne's work by giving a long round of applause at the end of the reading. You can get some impressions of the event and the audience's opinion of Alleyne's poetry in this video and in the photos below.


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