Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 23, 2017: Danielle Legros Georges

Boston Poetry Laureate Danielle Legros Georges. Photo by Priscilla Harmel.

Boston Poetry Laureate Danielle Legros Georges. Photo by Priscilla Harmel.

Danielle Legros Georges is a poet, essayist and a professor in the Creative Arts in Learning Division of Lesley University. She is also a faculty member of the Writers Workshop of the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Agni, The Boston Globe, Transition, Consequence, The Massachusetts Review, World Literature Today, The Caribbean Writer, Callaloo, Salamander, Poeisis, Black Renaissance Noire, MaComère, and The Women’s Review of Books. Recent literary and academic awards include the 2015 Brother Thomas Fellowship from the Boston Foundation, a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, and the 2013 Black Metropolis Research Consortium Fellowship. She curates Boston-based and international poetry and literary events, and is the author of two books of poems, Maroon (2001), and The Dear Remote Nearness of You (2016). In 2014 she was appointed Boston’s Poet Laureate.

This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.