Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 12, 2013.
“Nothing Personal: The Dark Room Collective Reunion Tour” with Natasha Trethewey, Major Jackson, Thomas Sayers Ellis, John Keene, Tisa Bryant, Sharan Strange, and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis.
The Dark Room Collective was formed in 1988 in Boston by a group of young African American poets as a means of providing community to both established and emerging writers in the form of a reading series. This 25th Anniversary event with nearly all of the original founding members marks the end of the group’s reunion tour.
This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.
In this episode, Thomas Sayers Ellis read from his work and was joined by James Brandon Lewis on the saxophone. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.
Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.