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Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters
January 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
From the organizers:
“As part of Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles joins the nationwide celebration of 250 years of African American poetry, on the occasion of the release of Kevin Young’s anthology. This program will include a special reading of these poems that address questions of identity, race, place, voice and the richness and diversity of African American poetic imagination.”
Poets in the anthology in include Jericho Brown, Camille Rankine, Roger Reeves, Alison C. Rollins, among many others. The event will feature special guests Kevin Young, Amanda Gorman, Kris Bowers, Robin Coste Lewis, and Safiya Sinclair.