Xavier Cavazos, a 2013 graduate of Iowa State’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and the Environment, will read from his new book of poetry, Diamond Grove Slave Tree. The collection is a product of Cavazos’s time at Iowa State and was inspired by stories of the life and times of one of the university’s most distinguished alums, George Washington Carver. Diamond Grove Slave Tree won the inaugural Prairie Seed Poetry Prize from Ice Cube Press. Cavazos is also the author of Barbarian at the Gate and served as poetry editor for Flyway: Journal of Creative Writing and the Environment. He currently teaches in the Central Washington Writing Project, Africana and Black Studies, and the Professional and Creative Writing Programs at Central Washington University.
Friday, October 2
8 pm — Scheman Building — Brunnier Art Museum
Book signing and reception to follow.
Cosponsored by: University Museums, MFA Program in Creative Writing and the Environment, Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)