This coming Tuesday, February 22nd, The UNC-CH University Library Diversity Committee invites you to attend a poetry reading by Dr. Anjail Rashida Ahmad, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing @ A&T Program at North Carolina A&T State University. Free and open to the public, this reading is part of the series “Exploring Diversity Through the Cultural and Performing Arts,” sponsored by the University Library Diversity Committee, with assistance from the UNC Performing Arts and Special Activities Fund.
Dr. Anjail Rashida Ahmad is an award-winning poet, speaker, disability rights advocate, and founder of the Black Ink Writers Workshop for writers of the African Diaspora in Greensboro. She began losing her eyesight in 1998 while completing her doctoral studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Accolades for her work include a Margaret Walker Alexander Award for Poetry, the Robert Frost Prize in Poetry, the Southern Literary Festival Prize for Poetry and two Janef Preston Prizes for Poetry from The Academy of American Poets.
Dr. Ahmad is the author of necessary kindling, a collection of poems published by Louisiana State University Press, which is available here at the Stone Center Library.
Poetry reading by Dr. Anjail Rashida Ahmad