To kick off our “Troubling Performance” symposium, join us for a poetry reading by Dawn Lundy Martin, the Toi Derricotte Endowed Chair in English at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, which she co-founded with Terrance Hayes. Her books include A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering (UGA Press, 2007), which won the Cave Canem Prize; Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat, 2015), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry; and, most recently, Good Stock / Strange Blood (Coffee House, 2017), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award. She wrote the libretto for the video opera Good Stock on the Dimension Floor, which was mounted at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, among other places. Her essays have appeared in venues like The New Yorker, n+1, and boundary 2. Her memoir, When a Person Goes Missing, will be published by Pantheon Books.