Furious Flower 2021 Summer Legacy Seminar Presents: Groundwork: The Legacy of Poet and Editor Haki Madhubuti

Furious Flower invites you to attend our Summer Legacy Seminar, Groundwork: The Legacy of Poet and Editor Haki Madhubuti. This week-long event features lectures, workshops, panels, interactive groups and innovative technology, designed to familiarize participants with the work of this formidable poet, educator, and editor, and to consider how his work might be brought into the classroom.

The seminar is designed with poets, critics, educators of all levels, graduate students, and poets. People seeking to expand their DEI toolkits and facility would also benefit from this experience. 

The 2021 featured poet, Dr. Haki Madhubuti, was born Don Luther Lee in Little Rock, Arkansas. A poet, essayist, editor, and publisher, Madhubuti was one of the early prominent voices in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s MFA program, he has authored more than thirty-five books including YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet’s Life (2006), which Vibe Magazine writes “conjures up the sound of Miles Davis, the acuity of Richard Wright, the intellect of W.E.B. Dubois, and the grittiness of street culture: a soundtrack to the lives of urban youth across America.” His collections of poetry include Run Toward Fear: New Poems and a Poet’s Handbook (2004), HeartLove: Wedding & Love Poems (1998), Groundwork: New and Selected Poems of Don L. Lee/Haki R. Madhubuti (1996), Earthquakes and Sunrise Missions: Poetry and Essays of Black Renewal, 1973- 1983 (1984), and Directionscore: Selected and New Poems (1971). He is the founder of Third World Press, the largest independent Black-owned press in the United States. Madhubuti’s work has been awarded an American Book Award (1991) and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Due to the pandemic, registration fees have been reduced from $650 to $50 per participant. Registration has been extended to June 15th. Have questions about the seminar or registration? Contact us at [email protected]