The Black Theatre Troupe will be reprising its popular “Black Nativity” play, written by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes and first performed in 1961. Black Nativity tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Director David Hemphill will tell us about the unique production.
The city of Phoenix is going to start the nominating process to name its first ever Poet Laureate. The new Poet Laureate will start a two-year term next year. Gail Browne, the executive director of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, will tell us about the new position.
Arizona State University English professor Laura Tohe has been named the new poet laureate of the Navajo Nation at an official ceremony in Crownpoint, New Mexico. Tohe will discuss her new post and her work.
Arizona State University Regent’s Professor Alberto Rios has been named the state’s inaugural Poet Laureate. The appointment was made by Governor Jan Brewer’s office and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Rios discusses his appointment and his poetry.
Arizona State University Regent’s Professor Alberto Rios has been named the state’s inaugural poet laureate. The appointment was made by Governor Jan Brewer’s office and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Rios will discuss his new appointment and his poetry.
Award-winning memoirist, poet and scholar Peter Balakian talks about "the forgotten genocide," the "hidden holocaust" of the Armenian Genocide that took place in World War I. Turkey, to this day, denies that the Armenian genocide occurred.