Single Voice Reading Series Features Poet Afaa Weaver

Acclaimed poet Afaa Michael Weaver will read from his work as part of the 2016-17 Single Voice Reading Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College’s Tippie Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Weaver’s fourteen collections of poetry include “My Father’s Geography,” “Timber and Prayer,” “Multitudes,” and the three books that make up “The Plum Flower Trilogy.”  Weaver will be launching his newest book of poetry, “Spirit Boxing,” at his reading on Allegheny’s campus.

Weaver has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship, a 2002 Fulbright Scholar appointment to Taiwan, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He teaches in Drew University’s MFA Program.

The reading is part of the Year of Mindfulness at Allegheny, a series of events and a challenge to the campus community to live this year with mindfulness and intention. For more information and the full lineup of events, visit

The Single Voice Reading Series includes future appearances by poet and essayist Jane Hirschfield on March 9 and Allegheny alumnus James Davis May, along with Chelsea Rathburn, on April 6.

For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Frederick F. Seely Professor of English Christopher Bakken at