The Poetry Project

Reading Group

Sun Ra, poetry, and song: Reading and Discussion Group Meeting

Potential readings include: Brent Hayes Edwards, “The Race for Space: Sun Ra’s Poetry” from Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination (2017) and Harmony Holiday, “The First Angel of the Future: Sun Ra’s Heliocentric Poetics for After the End of the World” from The Poetry Foundation (2019)

This event will take place virtually over Zoom. Registration through The Poetry Project's Eventbrite is required. Zoom links will be shared upon registration, one week before the event, and 24 hours before the event. In an effort to build and hold collective community, we ask that Zoom links not be shared. If you have any questions, have trouble accessing your Eventbrite account, or have trouble accessing Zoom after the event's listed start time, please contact Poetry Project staff directly at

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