Monday, October 15, 2007
Afaa Michael Weaver, (Somerville resident) professor of English at Simmons College in Boston, poet, and Bagel Bard member,has been invited to contribute his papers to the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University. Weaver was recently featured in Poetry Magazine, and the literary journal Ibbetson Street. Weaver was also featured in The Somerville News Writers Festival in November of 2005.
Weaver was selected because he is deemed as a figure who has made significant contributions to the field of poetry, and for his work in Asian culture, according to the archive's director. The center collects papers of artists and intellectulas. Boston area poet Franz Wright is in the collection, as well as the papers of Henry Roth and other notables. For info about the archive go to: http://www.bu.edu/archives/
Afaa will also be featured in the upcoming issue of Poets and Writers Magazine and his picture will appear on the front cover. Should hit the stands Oct 19.