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Did Amanda Gorman's recitation of "The Hill We Climb" leave you wanting more? Learn more about the poetic tradition behind her poem. Kendel Darragh from the Library of Michigan will introduce you to the work of Detroit poet and publisher Dudley Randall and the birth of BroadsidePress as well as its ties to the Black Arts Movement of the 1960's-1990's. The press, now merged with Lotus Press, remains active in Detroit, still publishing and focusing on fostering the work of Black poets. Held on Zoom, please register to receive a meeting link prior to the event.
This program is held in conjunction with Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, a national public humanities initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.
Event Type(s): Local History
Age Group(s): Adults
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