Aafa Weaver

Afaa M. Weaver (Michael S. Weaver) is a distinguished poet and playwright, and the author of nine collections of poetry, including Multitudes (Sarabande Books, 2000), The Ten Lights of God (Bucknell University Press, 2000), and most recently, The Plum Flower Dance: Poems, 1985 to 2005 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007). This latest collection surveys twenty years of Weaver's published work, beginning with his first book of poems, Water Song (University Press of Virginia, 1985). He received his MFA. (1987) from Brown University. A student of Chinese language and culture, Weaver is the Alumnae Professor of English at Simmons College in Boston, where he is also Director of the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Center. Two events took place during Aafa Weaver's visit with the Mark Allen Everett Poetry series. He took part in a conversational interview with Dr. Honoree Jeffers followed by a reading from his work.