FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2017
University of Detroit Mercy
Gary J. Erwin
Associate Vice President
Marketing & Communications
University of Detroit Mercy Press/Broadside Lotus Press celebrate Aneb Kgositsile's new poetry collection at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Sept. 29
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 25, 2017—University of Detroit Mercy Press and Broadside Lotus Press will host a celebration for Aneb Kgositsile's new poetry collection Medicine: New and Selected Poems Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. This special event takes place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History located at 315 E Warren Ave in Detroit.
Medicine: New and Selected Poems is the fourth poetry collection by Dr. Gloria House, also known by her African pen name, Aneb Kgositsile. She is a Detroit poet, human rights activist and educator, and will perform her poems with a circle of Detroit's notable jazz artists, Marion Hayden, Djallo Djakate, Jaribu Shahid, Philip Whitfield, Ras Kente and Cecilia Sharpe. A book and CD signing will follow the presentation. Admission is free and open to the public.
Medicine is a third joint publication by the University of Detroit Mercy Press and Broadside Lotus Press. Previous collaborations include A Different Image: The Legacy of Broadside Press, which won the Library of Michigan Notable Book Award in 2005, and Solitude of Five Black Moons, by Aurora Harris, which won the PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Excellence in Multicultural Literature Award in 2012.
About University of Detroit Mercy
University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest and most comprehensive Catholic university, sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Today's University boasts the heritage of two founding institutions: the University of Detroit, founded in 1877 by the Jesuits, and Mercy College of Detroit, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1941. The two consolidated as University of Detroit Mercy in 1990. Detroit Mercy offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional academic degrees and programs through seven schools and colleges. For more information, please visit www.udmercy.edu.