Public Program, Author Talk Loom 18 January 2017.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. Kevin Gallagher, Boston University

Kevin Gallagher’s new book of poetry explores the difficult relations between the northern textile mills and the cotton produced by the southern slave economy. Through narrative poems he explores the origin of the American industry, the impact it had on the slave states and the conflicts and contradictions this relationship caused. Gallagher is a poet and a professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University’s Pardee School for Global Studies.