Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Press Release: Aurora Harris' New Poetry Book

Contact: Dr. Gloria House:  gloriaaneb@aol.com
Aurora Harris: 313 673-6313 aurora917@gmail.com
Historic Broadside Press celebrated it's forty-sixth anniversary with the publication of a stellar book of poems by Aurora Harris, " Solitude of Five Black Moons."

Ms Harris is a popular award-winning poet, recording artist, former coach of several of Detroit's poetry slam poets, and community activist. She will debut her collection of poems that address the most critical issues if our time. 

Her poems are drawn from a foundation of identity, history, and culture that includes family, women's lives, jazz, Detroit culture, and travel. Be sure to attend one of her readings and book signings at one of the following venues:

September 1: Southfield Public Library's Poetry, Pages & Scribes on 26300 Evergreen Southfield ,MI

Sept 9, Ms Harris will be hosting the reading for Ron Allen. 7-9 pm, Thistle Coffee House. 4445 Second Avenue, Detroit

Sept 29, Charles H. Wright Museum 6:00 pm, on 301 East Warren Ave off John R.,Detroit

Ms Harris holds an M.A in Social Foundations of Education from Eastern Michigan University and a B.A in Sociology from Wayne State University. "Solitude of Five Black Moons" is Ms Harris' first full length manuscript collaboratively published by Broadside Press and University of Detroit-Mercy Press. Her poems have appeared in Brooding The Heartlands: Poets of the Midwest; Drum Voices Review; Abandon Automobile; Poet In The House; Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing; New Working Class Studies; Educational Studies: a journal of the American Educational Studies Association;  and Michigan Feminist Studies. The recorded version of "Yurugu" is found on the CD "The Tradition Continues" by In The Tradition Jazz Band (2009). 

To schedule readings, contact Aurora Harris at 313 673-6313 aurora917@gmail.com

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