Jazz, Poetry, and the Black Aesthetic: A Celebration of the Life of Saundra Towns
August 26, 2019
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It is with sadness that we inform the Baruch community of the passing of our colleague Saundra Towns during the spring semester (2019). Saundra taught in the English Department for 46 years—a period that overlapped with the development of the college itself—touching the lives of countless students through her work in the first-year writing sequence. She was a scholar as well, active in the study of the Black Arts Movement. Her scholarship includes publications about Gwendolyn Brooks, Addison Gayle, and other African American artists and intellectuals. In later years she focused her attention on jazz studies, underscoring the connection of musicians like Thelonious Monk to the Black Arts Movement. We will celebrate her memory with an afternoon of music, literature, and memories. Please join us in BPAC, level 3, Thursday, September 12 from 4:30-6:30pm.
Mary M. McGlynn (she/her)
Dept of English, CUNY Graduate Center
Associate Professor and Deputy Chair
Dept. of English
Baruch College, CUNY
55 Lexington Ave, B7-240
New York, NY 10010