Date(s) - 05/14/2014
Writer, Poet and Activist Alexis De Veaux to Sign Latest Work Yabo at Canios in Sag Harbor
Posted on 11 June 2014
By Tessa Raebeck
Poet, writer and activist Alexis De Veaux will be at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor at 5 p.m. Sat., June 14.
Award-winning author Alexis De Veaux has two critical concerns: making the racial and sexual experiences of black female characters central and disrupting boundaries between forms.
In her latest fiction work, Yabo, Ms. De Veaux explores those concerns in a collection of prose and poetry. The activist author will be on hand Saturday, June 14, at Canios Books in Sag Harbor to read excerpts, sign books and celebrate her new publication.
O yes, there are other heres. Simultaneous to this one, reads the prelude. Echoes. Or did you think the story you were told, the story you grew up believing, repeating, about the past, present, and the futureand the commas you see here separating those storieswas all there is?
As a writer for Essence Magazine in 1990, Ms. De Veaux was the first North American to interview Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison. She has traveled extensively as an artist and lecturer and has received multiple literary awards for her biographies of Billie Holiday and Audre Lorde.
Ms. De Veaux will read from Yabo and sign copies of her book at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Canios Books, 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor.