In this virtual reading and discussion on February 10, 2021, at 7pm CST, Baba Badji will present his recently published first collection of poems Ghost Letters (Parlor Press, 2021). Badji is a Senegalese-American poet, translator, researcher, and PhD candidate in Comparative Literature. Ghost Letters creates a ghost mother who becomes a presiding presence. His poetry explores what it means to be Senegalese, American, and Black, as well as the bonds of Black people across the Black diaspora. J. Dillon Brown, Associate Professor of English, will join Badji in conversation.
This is the inaugural season for the International Writers Series, a new collaboration between the International Writers track of the Program in Comparative Literature and the University Libraries at Washington University to celebrate new publications of creative works by writers and translators in the Washington University in St. Louis community. The discussions are moderated by Matthias Goeritz, Professor of Practice of Comparative Literature.
You can find out more and register for the event here.