Keorapetse Kgositsile

Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile and celebrated Jimi Hendrix biographer and author, David Henderson, joined in conversation with FDU professor and author Jeffrey Reynard Allen at FDU's WAMFEST 2012, in April 2012.

Kgositsile is a South African poet and activist, and is only the second National Poet Laureate in South Africa. Kgositsile is one of the most significant poets in the Pan-African movement; he was also the founder of the Black Arts Theater in Harlem.

Henderson was a founder in the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, and has been an active member of New York’s Lower East Side art community for more than four decades. He has published four volumes of poetry, and his work has appeared in numerous literary publications and anthologies.