Readers’ Series Event with Quincy Troupe
April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
QUINCY TROUPE is the award-winning author of twenty books, including ten volumes of poetry (including Transcircularities: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2003 Milt Kessler Poetry Award and was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the ten best books of poetry in 2002), three children’s books, and six works of nonfiction. Co-author with Miles Davis of Miles: the Autobiography; Earl the Pearl with Earl Monroe; The Pursuit of Happyness, with Chris Gardner; and the editor of James Baldwin: The Legacy. Also the author of Miles and me, a memoir of his friendship with Miles Davis, which is has been made into a major motion picture scheduled for release in fall 2018, for which Troupe wrote the screenplay. His work has been translated into over 30 languages. and his awards include the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Milt Kessler Poetry Award, three American Book Awards, the 2014 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award and a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Furious Flowers. Troupe edits Black Renaissance Noire, a literary journal published by the Institute of African American Affairs at New York University.