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A Celebration of Community: Black Poetry and Power

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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 us 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.  Stay tuned for more information!

DATE: Saturday, May 22

TIME: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

LOCATION: over Zoom

Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register for this FREE Virtual Summer Kick-off event!


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May 22, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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