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Award-Winning Poet, Journalist, and Miles Davis Biographer Quincy Troupe to Read at Bard College on Monday, September 25

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On Monday, September 25, American Book Award–winning poet, memoirist, journalist, and Miles Davis biographer Quincy Troupe will read from his work at Bard College. Troupe is founding editor of Confrontation and author of James Baldwin: The Legacy; Miles: The Autobiography; and Miles and Me: A Memoir of Miles Davis. “Brilliant, poetic, provocative, Quincy Troupe's Miles and Me reveals the man behind the dark glasses and legend,” said novelist Ishmael Reed. Troupe will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, presented as part of Morrow’s Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading (ICFR) series, takes place at 2:30 p.m. in Weis Cinema at the Bertelsmann Campus Center and will be followed by a Q&A. It is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.
In addition to his work as a biographer and essayist, Troupe has published many collections of poems, including The Architecture of Language, Transcircularities: New and Selected Poems, and Snake-Back Solos: Selected Poems 1969–1977, which received an American Book Award. He has received honors and awards from the National Foundation for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts and served as poet laureate of the state of California.
For more information about the Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading series, or to find out about opportunities for VIP access to series authors via the BackPage Pass Program for supporters of the literary journal Conjunctions, please call 845-758-7054, e-mail, or visit
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This event was last updated on 09-12-2017