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24 July 2020
17:00 (GMT + 0)
Poet Simone White reading followed by an in conversation with critic Rianna Jade Parker
SoAH event organised with Jeremy Millar

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Simone White was born Middletown, Connecticut, and raised in Philadelphia. She earned her BA from Wesleyan University, JD from Harvard Law School, and MFA from the New School. White is the author of the full-length collection House Envy of All the World (2010) and the chapbooks Dolly (2008) and Unrest (2013). Her work has been praised for its innovative complexity, allusive song, and “lyric deconstruction of desire, entitlement, blackness, the domestic, language and diction,” in the words of Anna Moschovakis. White has received fellowships from Cave Canem and was selected as a New American Poet for the Poetry Society of America. She is completing a PhD in English at the CUNY Graduate Center and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Rianna Jade Parker is an independent art curator, researcher and writer of art criticism and creative non-fiction. An avid reader and proponent of transatlantic Black literary and cultural history with a concentration on transatlantic Caribbean literary and artistic legacies. Rianna has delivered lectures, talks, research and programs at Senate House, Tate Modern, Transmission Gallery, Amsterdam Tropenham, Showroom MAMA, Iniva, Senate House, Boiler Room and Autograph ABP. Her writing has been published in print and online by ARTnews, VICE, The FADER, Artnet, HUCK Magazine and Temporary Art Review. Rianna is also a producing member of Tate Collectives, is a regular contributor to the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art and holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory. Her interdisciplinary practice is informed by Black internationalist theories, visual cultures, design and printmaking.

School of Arts & Humanities
Contemporary Art Practice (MA), Print (MA), Sculpture (MA), Painting (MA), Photography (MA), Jewellery & Metal (MA), Ceramics & Glass (MA), V&A/RCA History of Design, Writing (MA), Moving Image, Critical Practice, Performance, Public Sphere
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