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308 | Robin Coste Lewis: Voyage of the Sable Venus
308 | Robin Coste Lewis: Voyage of the Sable Venus

Photo: Dunya Alwan

Sun, May 1 | 3 – 4 PM
Chicago Athletic Association
Madison Ballroom
12 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL | 60603
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

Voyage of the Sable Venus, Robin Coste Lewis’s extraordinary new collection, won the 2015 National Book Award for poetry. It is an absorbing and moving meditation on the “Sable Venus” and other images of black womanhood that are scattered through the pages of history and linger with us today. With her unique style and voice, Coste Lewis is redefining what poetry can do in the world. She joins us in conversation and will also read from her latest book.

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This program is presented in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.


Robin Coste Lewis is a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at the University of Southern California and the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of the National Book Award.

Tracie D. Hall is Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) for the City of Chicago where she oversees Arts and Creative Industries Division which includes the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music Industry, and Farmers Market programs, as well as the Chicago Film Office and Lake FX Summit and Expo. A poet, fiction writer and playwright, Hall is a Cave Canem fellow and the recipient of various awards and residencies for her writing, creative and community work.

  • Voyage of the Sable Venus
  • September 29, 2015