Danielle Legros Georges

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Danielle Legros Georges is a poet, writer, and professor at Lesley University. In 2014, she was appointed Poet Laureate of the City of Boston, a position from which she acts as an advocate for poetry, language, and the arts, and creates a unique artistic legacy through public readings and civic events. She also teaches in the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences Writers’ Workshop, University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the author of the collection, Maroon, and articles, essays, and reviews in the areas of Caribbean literature and studies, American poetry, and literary translation. Her poems have been widely anthologized. Her latest collection is The Dear Remote Nearness of You (Barrow Street Press). Of the poems, Edwidge Danticat writes, “These lyrical, poignant, and powerful poems show Danielle Legros Georges’ deep intellect and profound empathy, as well as her endless gifts as a poet, storyteller, and brilliant oracle of the human spirit.”