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Saturday, May 13 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Meeting Location:
  • In-Person
The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave, Suite #3
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States

Synnika Lofton Book Launch and Q&A

Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading by Synnika Lofton from his new poetry collection, American Reverie. After the reading, there will be a Q&A and book signing. This event will be held in person at The Muse and copies of the book will be available for purchase.  See the Muse’s current Covid-19 policies.

“Like musician trading solos, McGee and Lofton’s voices vibrate with energy, building, jamming, pulsing across urban landscapes, imploring the spirit to stand up, wake up, and feel the trembling complexities of self and culture. This moving collection echoes Whitman and Hughes infused with the power and relevance of Zach De La Roche, poems standing boldly on the street corners of contemporary America.”

—Theodore Shank, author of Follow The Flickering Down


About the Book:

American Reverie by Synnika A. Lofton and Donnelle McGee is a collaborative poetry collection, featuring poetry that confronts police brutality, social injustice, and child rearing.

About the Author: 

Synnika Alek-Chizoba Lofton is an award-winning poet, educator, and recording artist. Lofton is the author of more than thirty collections of poetry, three novels, and one work of nonfiction. His poems have appeared in Clockworks Magazine, Revenge, UpStreet, Experience Reality Magazine, Quay, Dissident Voice, and Blue-Collar Review. Lofton has recorded hundreds of singles, EPs, and albums of spoken word poetry. He holds teaching positions at Chesapeake Bay Academy, Norfolk State University, and Virginia Wesleyan University. For more information about poems, albums, digital downloads, videos, and books, please check out: OR


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