The Red Dragon Reading Series
at SUNY Oneonta opens its 2013 Spring Semester on Wednesday, February 6
, with a performance by poet Regie Gibson
, accompanied by Musicians from the SUNY Oneonta Jazz Orchestra. The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 7:30 pm
in the Music Building, M-201
(Large Rehearsal Hall). The performance will be followed by a reception.Regie Gibson is a former National Poetry Slam Champion and he has lectured and performed widely in the U.S., Cuba, and Europe. He has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, various NPR programs, and in love jones, a feature film from New Line Cinema based largely on events in his life. Critically acclaimed on both the stage and the page, Gibson has been published in Poetry Magazine, Harvard’s Divinity Magazine and The Iowa Review, among others. His volume of poems, Storms Beneath the Skin, received the Golden Pen Award. In response to Gibson’s live performance, Kurt Vonnegut proclaimed, “Regie . . . you are supersonic and in the stratosphere . . . you sing and chant for all of us. Nobody gets left out.”
The event is made possible by generous funding from the SUNY Oneonta Office of the President, the Committee for Public Events, and by the following co-sponsors: Department of English, Department of Music, Center for Multicultural Experiences, Hunt College Union, Damascene Book Cellar at RedDragon Outfitters, and Big-O Poetry Slam in honor of Dr. Richard Lee, winner of the 2012 All-Faculty-and-Staff Poetry Slam.
For more information, contact Ruth Carr (436-3446).For directions to campus, go to: www.oneonta.edu/a/directions