Verse Magazine and the Creative Writing Program Present: M. NourbeSe Philip

Andrew Zawacki and Verse Magazine, with help from the University of Georgia Creative Writing Program, are pleased to host writer M. NourbeSe Philip for a performance.

Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist and playwright. She practiced law in Toronto for seven years. She has published four books of poetry, including the seminal She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks, one novel and four collections of essays.  Her book-length poem, Zong!, is a conceptually innovative, genre-breaking epic, which explodes the legal archive as it relates to slavery. Her most recent work is BlanK,  a collection of essays on racism and culture.

Among her awards are numerous Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants, including the prestigious Chalmers Award, as well as the Pushcart Prize (USA, 1981), the Casa de las Americas Prize (Cuba, 1988), the Lawrence Foundation Prize (USA, 1994), the Arts Foundation of Toronto Writing and Publishing Award (Toronto,1995), the Dora Award (finalist, drama, 1999), and the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award (Outstanding mid-career artist. 2015).

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Georgia Museum of Art, Auditorium
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602

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Lectures and Discussions


Current Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Community, Prospective Students


Women’s Interest




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Department of English


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Christine Lasek-White

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