Nii Ayikwei Parkes will be the British Council UK Writer-in-Residence at CSULA from Monday, March 26 to Friday, April 20, 2007.
With Courttia Newland, he co-edited Tell Tales Volume I, regularly edits x magazine, and is the publisher and editor of Flipped Eye Publishing Ltd.
Nii has performed all over the world on major stages such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York, The Royal Festival Hall in London, Java in Paris and Paradiso in Amsterdam, as well as festivals such as the Lancaster Literature Festival and the Austin International Poetry Festival. In 2003, Nii was Poet-In-Residence at the Poetry Society of England, received an Arts Council of England Award for his just-completed novel, The Cost of Red Eyes, and won the Farrago Best Overall Poetry Performance Award in 2003 and 2004.
Find out more about Nii Parkes by visiting the following websites:
Nii Parkes' website: http://www.niiparkes.com/
Flipped Eye Publishing Ltd.'s website: http://www.flippedeye.net/history.html
An interview with Nii Parkes: http://www.subtletea.com/niiparkesinterview.htm
Nii Parkes on BBC's Africa 05 Book Club:
For more information, call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.
Nii Parkes's visit to CSULA as the British Council UK Writer-in-Residence is made possible by the CSULA Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, the Virginia E. Smith Fund for Poetry and Poetics and through the additional support of the British Council.
Nii Parkes at CSULA
Thursday, April 5, 6:30pm
Friday, April 13, 11:00am-1:00pm