The Strivers Row: Joshua Bennett Performance with Q&A

Location: Goodrich Hall

tumblr_inline_mhfx3g8YR31qz4rgpJoshua Bennett is an award-winning performance poet from Yonkers, NY.  He has recited his original works at events and venues such as The Sundance Film Festival, The NAACP Image Awards, The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Poetry Africa and President Obama’s Evening of poetry and Music at the White House.  Joshua has also performed on BBC Radio Oxford, alongside former U.S. Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Rita Dove, at the Du Bois Institute Panel as a guest of Henry Louis Gates, and opened for Dr. Cornel West at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Joshua received the distinctions of Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude after double majoring in English and Africana Studies.  In addition to receiving a Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Joshua was also awarded a Marshall Scholarship to earn a Masters of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Warwick in the U.K.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University.