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  • Poet Janice Harrington’s new work reflects on life and art of painter Horace Pippin

    Poet Janice Harrington took inspiration from the paintings of African-American artist Horace Pippin for her newest book of poetry, “Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin.”

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Janice Harrington, email jharr@illinois.edu.

    Janice Harrington will be reading from her new book of poetry, “Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at a Creative Writers Showcase event, sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. The reading is on the third floor of Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The event will include jazz from trumpet player Justin Copeland, bassist Crystal Rebone and drummer Andy Wheelock, all graduate students in the Illinois School of Music.

    Janice Harrington writes in a blog post about her thoughts on Horace Pippin’s painting “Domino Players” and how it inspired her poem “Domino Players, 1943.