A Celebration of Community: Black Poetry and Power
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.