Nigerian émigré Abayomi Animashaun will read from his poetry Thursday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.
His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as 5 A.M., Drunken Boat, African American Review, Diode, and Southern Indiana Review, and he has served as a staff editor for the Red Rock Review.
His honors include a grant from the International Center for Writing and Translation and nominations for the Pushcart and the Pen/Joyce Osterweil prizes. His volume of verse, The Giving of Pears (Black Lawrence Press, 2010), was selected as the winner of the 2008 Hudson Prize.
A reception and book signing will follow. The reading is sponsored by The Richard H. Thornton Endowment in English and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information call 434.544.8690.