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Danielle Legros Georges

October 20, Dudley Square
Danielle Legros Georges is a writer, poet, professor of creative writing, and the interim director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Lesley University. Her books of poems include Maroon (2001), The Dear Remote Nearness of You (2016), and Letters from Congo (2017). She is also the editor of the poetry chapbook City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems (2017). Her honors include fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boston Foundation, and the Black Metropolis Research Consortium. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Emerson College. Georges has also served as the City of Boston’s Poet Laureate.