West VirginiaUniversitys Department of English and Center for Black Culture and Research will co-sponsor a public reading by poet, author and literary critic T.J. Anderson III at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the Mountainlair Gold Ballroom.


Anderson is an assistant professor of English at HollinsUniversity, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in English and creative writing.


He specializes in jazz poetry, African American literature and the work of Aime Cesaire. His translations of Cesaire have been published in Grant Street, Folio and Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics.


He also authored a book of poems titled At Last Round Up, and has alsoproduced two poetry and music collaborations: The Mask and Songs of Illumination.


Anderson received a bachelors degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, a masters of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in English from SUNY at Binghamton.


His talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 293-7029 or 293-3107.