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Black History Month: 4 Poets Speak
February 23, 2021 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
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Writers & Books presents Black History Month: 4 Poets Speak, a video celebrating the award-winning work of makalani bandele, Destiny O. Birdsong, Ama Codjoe, and Keith Wilson as they share poems and brief reflections on the significance and complications of Black History Month. Keith Wilson observes, “Black History Month is complicated. It’s American history, and American legacies are our legacies. I always want to reaffirm this: that there is no America without the contributions of Black folks. But it swings both ways, and we’ve also been touched by the empire.” Three of the poets will participate in post-event Q & A at 7:30 – 7:45 pm EST: join us as we take time to listen, reflect, and learn together.
Find their books on Ampersand:
Blood of the Air, by Ama Codjoe: https://www.ampersandbooks.org/book/9780810141711
Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, by Keith Wilson: https://www.ampersandbooks.org/book/9781556595615
Negotiations, by Destiny Birdsong: https://www.ampersandbooks.org/book/9781951142131
under the aegis of a winged mind, by makalani bandele: https://www.ampersandbooks.org/book/9781938769580
Thank you, Cultural Partners!
Adirondack Center for Writing, Bright Hill Press and Literary Center of the Catskills, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Kweli Journal, and YMCA’s Downtown Writers Center (Syracuse, NY)
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