Free Poetry and Jazz at University Art Gallery

The campus community is invited to a free evening of poetry and jazz at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona. The event will be Monday, May 3, from 5-6:30 p.m.

The university is proud to host the following artists:

  • Jazz great Kenny Burrell, UCLA music department faculty, guitarist whose cool-toned sound and unchanging style based in bop debuted on records with Dizzy Gillespie in 1951.
  • Author Will Alexander, who has written numerous volumes of poetry including Asia and Haiti (Sun & Moon Press), and director of a recent literary conference on the legacy of surrealism and André Breton at Beyond Baroque Literary Center.
  • Poet Scholar Dominic Cheung, educator at the USC whose most recent poetic works include translations of Taiwanese poets, Selected Poems (1999), A Map of Drifting (2001) and Drifting (in English, Green Integer Books, Los Angeles/ Kobenhaven, 2000).
  • Author Guy Bennett, who has written four books of poetry, most recently Drive to Cluster (2003), and, with Béatrice Mousli, Charting the Here of There: French & American Poetry in Translation in Literary Magazines, 1850-2002 (2002). His translations include books by Mostafa Nissabouri, Michel Leiris, Nicole Brossard, Valère Novarina and Jacques Roubaud.

    For more information, contact Deborah Meadows at (909) 869-4968.