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People talk to each other during a reception in the lobby of the Clyfford Still Museum
Member opening for past exhibition

Poetry and Art: A Night at The Club

Thu, Jun 27, 2024 06:00 - 08:00 PM MDT

Venue : Clyfford Still Museum

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Category: Talks, Workshops + Activities,

Reception and galleries open 6-7 p.m.
Event in the lobby 7-8 p.m.

The Club in New York hosted artists, intellectuals, critics, poets, and musicians in the late 1940s and early 1950s. They gathered weekly to hear philosophers and intellectuals present ideas, to debate the current state of painting, and to listen to musicians, poets, and filmmakers share their work. Join us for an evening inspired by The Club to explore the connection between the literary and visual worlds. The evening will feature local poets André O. Hoilette, Radha Marcum, and Rajiv Mohabir. Each will share new works commissioned for the event. Attendees will also have time to share their work as well. Sign-up will happen at the event. The program includes a cash bar, appetizers, and dessert.

Poetry and Art: A Night at the Club is $5 for the public and free for CSM members. Registration is required, and space is limited. By attending this event, you consent to be photographed.


Presented in collaboration with Lighthouse Writers Workshop

About the Poets

Rajiv Mohabir 

Rajiv Mohabir
Rajiv Mohabir

Poet, memoirist, and translator Rajiv Mohabir is the author of four books of poetry, including Whale Aria (Four Way Books 2023), Cutlish (Four Way Books 2021), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of the Eric Hoffer Medal Provocateur. His poetry and nonfiction have been finalists for the 2022 PEN/America Open Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry and in Nonfiction, the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction, and both second place and finalist for the Guyana Prize for Literature in 2022 (poetry and memoir respectively). His translations have won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the American Academy of Poets in 2020. He is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Radha Marcum

Radha Marcom
Radha Marcom

A poet with a keen interest in the landscapes of the physical world and of the mind, Radha Marcum, MFA, won the 2023 Washington Prize for her forthcoming collection, Pine Soot Tendon Bone (2024). She was also awarded the New Mexico Book Award in 2018 for her first collection of poems, Bloodline (3: A Taos Press), about her grandfather’s work building the first atomic bombs in New Mexico during World War II. She has taught writing and literature at the University of Washington, Seattle and Rome, Italy; Front Range Community College; and the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Her poems are featured in FIELD, West Branch, Pleiades, Gulf Coast, Chelsea, The Bellingham Review, Poetry Northwest, and the Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, among other journals.

André O. Hoilette

André O. Hoilette
André O. Hoilette

André O. Hoilette is a Jamaican-born poet living in Denver, Colorado. He’s a Cave Canem alumnus and the former editor of ambulant: A Journal of Poetry & Art and former assistant editor of Nexus Magazine. He earned an MFA in Fiction and Poetry from Regis University’s Mile-High MFA program. 2020 nomination for Pushcart Prize. Previous publication in Role Call, Stand Our Ground, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam and Cave Canem 10-Year Reader anthologies and journals: Inverted Syntax, Cultural Weekly, Rigorous, milk magazine, Nexus Magazine, as well as other journals.