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A Celebration of Community: Black Poetry and Power

Date
May 22, 2021
Time
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue
Cost
FREE

Description

featuring

Tyree Daye, UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and award-winning poet

Crystal Simone Smith, Duke Humanities Unbounded Fellow, local poet, and founder of Backbone Press

CJ Suitt, first Poet Laureate of Chapel Hill

 

Join Carolina Public Humanities over Zoom for a celebration and exploration of Black Poetry today. Thanks to the generous support of our community, this program is FREE and open to the public—contributions are welcome! The event will include a discussion of the role and importance of verse in the black community, the interplay between common themes and individual voices, as well as poetry readings from three important local poets: Tyree Daye, Crystal Simone Smith, and CJ Suitt.