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Kim Addonizio
John Ashbery
Lucille Clifton
Billy Collins
Robert Creeley
Martín Espada
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Carolyn Forché
Forrest Gander
Dan Gerber
Jane Hirshfield
Carolyn Kizer
Dorianne Laux
Semezdin Mehmedinović
Sharon Olds
Charles Simic
James Tate
Quincy Troupe
Derek Walcott
Richard Wilbur
C. D. Wright

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Quincy Troupe
Quincy Troupe

Jazz fans from across the world know Quincy Troupe as the co-author of the acclaimed best selling autobiography of jazz legend Miles Davis, "Miles: The Autobiography." However, Troupe is also an acclaimed poet, and is Professor of Creative Writing and American and Caribbean Literature at the University of Californiaat the University of California, San Diego. He is also the winner of two American Book Awards, (for "Miles: the Autobiography", and 1979's "Snake Back Solos." Troupe is also the winner of a Peabody Award, and serves as the editorial director of Code magazine. His most recent book, released in late 1999, is entitled "Miles and Me: A Memior of Miles Davis," and details his relationship his longtime friend, as well as the behind the scenes story of the writing of Miles' autobiography. He has been a featured poet on the PBS programs, "The United States of Poetry," and in 1990 won an Emmy for his contributions to "The Power of the Word," which featured his work "The Living Language." He will perform here in Fresno as the featured artist in the event billed as the "Mariachi Spoken Word Slam", part of the CSU Summer Arts Program at the Starline Theatre in the Tower District, at 2pm on July, 1. This event is free to the general public.
Bio courtesy of KFSR Jazz

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