In partnership with Louisiana State University, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, EGSA, and New Delta Review, the annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival promotes literary arts in Baton Rouge by bringing together writers of national acclaim with some of Louisiana's own writers, artists and performers.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Featured Reader: Akilah Oliver

A poet, performer, and teacher, Akilah Oliver is the author of the she said dialogues: flesh memory, recipient of the PEN Beyond Margins Award, and her performance with collaborator Anne Waldman can be heard on the new CD, Matching Half.

Oliver has been artist-in-residence at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Los Angeles, was curator for the Poetry Project’s Monday Night Reading Series, co-founder of the avant-garde feminist performance group The Sacred Naked Nature Girls, and is on the faculty of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. A Toast in the House of Friends is dedicated to her son, Oluchi McDonald (1982-2003).
She currently lives and teaches in Brooklyn.

Photo by
Theresa Hurst

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