On Thursday, 19 November 2009, Rebecca Black read at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, NC. Her reading was part of Will Read For Food, an annual benefit for Greensboro charities. The event was sponsored by the MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro and organized by fiction writer Michael Parker.

In 2011, Rebecca Black was a visiting Fulbright professor at the Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her first book, Cottonlandia won a Juniper Prize. A former Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University and National Endowment for the Arts recipient, she grew up in Albany, GA. Recent poems have appeared in New England Review and Shenandoah.

Black read from unpublished and recently published poems. Read one of her poems, “The Library,” or listen to her entire reading, in mp3 format.