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One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives
Presented by the founding members of the Poetry Coalition
Aug 18, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The founding members of the Poetry Coalition present One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives.
The virtual reading will be broadcast live via Crowdcast and YouTube (closed captioning available).
Poets include: Prisca Afantchao, Sojourner Ahebee, Kazim Ali, Kimberly Blaeser, Jericho Brown, Meera Dasgupta, Kwame Dawes, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Safia Elhillo, Martín Espada, Sesshu Foster, Kimberly Jae, Raina J. León, Mwatabu Okantah, Alberto Ríos, Terisa Siagatonu, Matthew Thompson, Emma Trelles, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Monica Youn, and avery r. young.
Attendees of the Poetry Coalition’s One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives are encouraged to learn more about and to contribute funds to Black-led and Black-serving organizations working against injustice. Find out more: Where to Give & Other Resources.
The Poetry Coalition is a national alliance of more than 25 organizations dedicated to working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. Members are nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is to promote poets and poetry, and/or multi-genre literary organizations that serve poets with disabilities and of specific racial, ethnic, or gender identities, backgrounds, or communities. All members present poets at live events. Each March, members also present programming across the country on a theme of social importance. The Poetry Coalition is coordinated by the Academy of American Poets and we are grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its support of this work.
- Aug 18, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Online Program, Reading
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- Alberto Ríos, avery r. young, Emma Trelles, Jericho Brown, Kazim Ali, Kimberly Blaeser, Kimberly Jae, Kwame Dawes, Martín Espada, Matthew Thompson, Meera Dasgupta, Monica Youn, Mwatabu Okantah, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Prisca Afantchao, Raina J. León, Safia Elhillo, Sesshu Foster, Sojourner Ahebee, Terisa Siagatonu, Tongo Eisen-Martin