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Celebrate Black History Month with hosts Amos White and Kimi Sugioka, City of Alameda 5th Poet Laureate. Panelists include - Tongo Eisen Martin (SF 8th Poet Laureate), Tureeda Mikell, Jenee Darden, Ayodele Nzinga, and Adrienne Oliver who were recently published in Patrice Lamumba: An Anthology of Writers on Black Liberation.
Are Black Americans liberated? Can a poem stir a soul and wake a nation? What is the poet's role in our collective struggle? The nation and the world were shook when we all watched George Floyd's life pass before our eyes. For many, it was another tragic reminder of how far we have to go before Black people can feel truly liberated within our society.The Patrice Lumumba anthology collects the liberatory words of 24 authors, many of whom call Oakland, California, home. Herein are explorations of contemporary colonization, the racial/physical/mental/physic abuses of power, locations of home, alternative modes of work, the health profession, and the healing powers of history. These poems are a call to action for collective change—now.
Contributors: Dee Allen, Sarai Bordeaux, James Cagney, Dajuan Carter-Woodard, Meilani Clay, Jeneé Darden, Sarah Dudzic Iyer, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Lynsie Falco, QR Hand Jr., Alie Jones, Melissa Jones, Joan Tarika Lewis, Brandon Logans, Tureeda Mikell, Ayodele Nzinga, Adrienne Oliver, Halima Olufemi, Joy Priest, Tolbert Small, Landon Smith, Mimi Tempestt
Curated by Tureeda Mikell
Cover art ("African American Pi") by John Sims