Missing You, Metropolis

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Topeka native Gary Jackson reads from and discusses his comic book-inspired Missing You, Metropolis, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the exceptional first book by an African American poet.
ETHNIC VOICES POETRY SERIES
Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:30pm @ Central Library

Topeka native Gary Jackson reads from and discusses his Missing You, Metropolis, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the exceptional first book by an African-American poet.

With humor and the delight of a serious comic book collector, Jackson – recently named one of “five young black writers you should be reading now” – imagines the comic-book world of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men co-existing with the real world of Kansas, racial isolation, and the gravesides of a sister and a friend.

Co-sponsored by Park University and the University of Central Missouri.